President Obama went further than anyone thought in lifting the restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Not only did he allow funding for research using existing stem cell lines made from embryos and making new stem cell lines from embryos set to be thrown away. Our taxpayer money may now be used to engender new living embryos just so they can be experimented upon and killed!
President Obama, however, said at the signing ceremony, that he does NOT believe in and will see that the government does not allow human cloning. He said, “It is dangerous, profoundly wrong and has no place in our society or any society.”
Well, good. But why does he call opposing human embryo experimentation being hostile to science and interfering with the progress of scientific research, while his opposing human cloning is OK? Why is he for one kind of embryo engineering but against another kind? Might not grinding up human embryos in an attempt to make medicine for adults also be ” dangerous, profoundly wrong,” deserving “no place in our society or any society”?