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This is an example of the dangers of medicine mixing with politics—Rush Limbaugh (paraphrased)

INVESTORS DAILY                                      January 12, 2010

Bioethics

California’s Proposition 71 was intended to create a $3 billion West Coast counterpart to the National Institutes of Health, empowered to go where the NIH could not — either because of federal policy or funding restraints on biomedical research centered on human embryonic stem cells.

Supporters of the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, passed in 2004, held out hopes of imminent medical miracles that were being held up only by President Bush’s policy of not allowing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) beyond existing stem cell lines and which involved the destruction of embryos created for that purpose.

Embryonic Stem Cells, California’s Proposition 71 a Failure.

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