WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Besides removing all restrictions on using taxpayer funds for embryo-destructive research yesterday, President Obama also formally rescinded a Bush-era executive order pushing for more research into the most promising and ethical forms of stem cell research…

Executive Order 13435 pushed the Secretary of Health and Human Services to “conduct and support research” on stem cells that “may result in improved understanding of or treatments for diseases and other adverse health conditions, but are derived without creating a human embryo for research purposes or destroying, discarding, or subjecting to harm a human embryo or fetus.”…

The NIH plan promoted further research into sources of stem cells such as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are considered to be one of the most promising areas of research…

“I can think of only two reasons for this action,” [bioethicist Wesley Smith] said, “for which I saw no advocacy either in the election or during the first weeks of the Administration: First, vindictiveness against all things ‘Bush’ or policies considered by the Left to be ‘pro life;’ and second, a desire to get the public to see unborn human life as a mere corn crop ripe for the harvest.”…

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