Appeals court lifts ban on federal funding for stem cell research
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology Stormy Chamberlain holds a tray of stem cells at the University of Connecticut`s Stem Cell Institute at the UConn Health Center on August 27, 2010 in Farmington, Connecticut.
April 29th, 2011
12:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Appeals court lifts ban on federal funding for stem cell research

Washington (CNN) - A federal court has given the Obama administration the go-ahead to continue funding embryonic stem cell research.

The controversial 2-1 decision Friday is a victory for supporters of federally-funded testing for a range of diseases and illnesses.

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  1. Baronofcheese

    Finally, it took them long enough.

    April 29, 2011 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  2. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    Maybe they can also grow some "test babies" and experiment on them too? Where will the line be drawn?

    April 29, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  3. econolodge

    What a waste of taxpayer dollars, the promise of cures from embryonic stem cell research just isn't there – adult stem cells harvested from skin and umbilical cord blood holds a much greater promise for curing diseases like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, etc.

    April 29, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    Blocking the research most stupid Idea

    April 29, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Things that make you say, "Hmm." Well, I do at any rate.

    Most of the people who oppose abortion, are people who support the death penalty.
    Most of the people who support abortion, are people who oppose the dealth penalty.

    Hmm.

    April 29, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  6. anagram_kid

    Your suggestion of growing test babies is simply absurd. Thanks for providing yet another example of how some on the right always focus on the worst possible and unrealistic outcome. You have made Glen Beck proud.

    April 29, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  7. The Other Dale

    About time.

    April 29, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  8. one voice

    This shows that all courts aren't crooked like the Right leaning Supreme Court. Continue to fund research and developement projects that help save lives.

    April 29, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "Maybe they can also grow some "test babies" and experiment on them too? Where will the line be drawn?"

    Aaaaaaah, ye ole slippery slope argument....favorite recourse of those with no sane argument left to make. Would you also like to talk about people marrying and humping their dogs or inanimate objects if we let loving gay couples who make a private contract of marriage have the same tax breaks, etc., as straight couples? You sure they haven't already started growing "test babies" and experimenting on them? I could swear you are the result.

    April 29, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  10. diridi

    good for the nation, and research.....does it need Religion????? Shame....DOJ has thinking, so passed this judgment...

    April 29, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  11. Pull your head away from Faux News

    The line is drawn when we are talking about humans capable of existing outside the womb. Most of these embryos are thrown away when they can be used to advance medical treatments.. There's absolutely no excuse for it. Keep your extremist "morals" to yourself.

    April 29, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |