Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stem cells: is Obama acting slowly?

The Washington Post reports that researchers are waiting for Obama to simply reverse the 2001 ban on federal funding on stem cells.

Proponents expected Obama to lift the restriction in his first week in office, when he issued a flurry of executive orders to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, make government less secretive and lift a ban on funding international family planning groups that support abortion, among other things.

Why has Obama immediately lifted other restrictions but not federal funding for stem cells?

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