Judge rejects Obama administration’s request to lift stem-cell funding ban
Catholic World News - September 08, 2010
A federal judge on September 7 rejected the Obama administration’s request to lift his temporary ban on federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research.
“In this Court's view, a stay would flout the will of Congress, as this Court understands what Congress has enacted in the Dickey-Wicker Amendment,” Judge Royce Lamberth wrote, referring to 1995 legislation that banned federal funding for the destruction of human embryos. “Congress has mandated that the public interest is served by preventing taxpayer funding of research that entails the destruction of human embryos.”
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