Bad News on the Pro-Life Front

In case you missed the terrible news…

…the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. lifted the The District Court for the District of Columbia’s injunction on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research (from NPR):

Court: Stem Cell Funds Can Continue For Now

by Julie Rovner

September 28, 2010

The Obama administration can continue funding embryonic stem cell research for now, a federal appeals court ruled.

Tuesday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington makes permanent, for the time being, the overturning of an injunction imposed last month by a lower court judge.

The scientific community was stunned when U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ordered a temporary halt to embryonic stem cell research while he considered a lawsuit filed by two scientists who study adult stem cells. The scientists say the Obama administration’s stem cell research policy violates an existing congressional ban on research that harms human embryos.

But a federal appeals court earlier this month temporarily lifted the injunction to give the administration time to make its case that even a temporary halt to the research could set back promising science.

The argument apparently succeeded. Now research funded with federal dollars can proceed pending a full appeal of the lower court judge’s ruling.

Prayer and fasting.

3 Responses to Bad News on the Pro-Life Front

  1. Donald R. McClarey says:

    Indeed MJ. However this is merely the first step in a long process. Now the appeal of the trial court’s initial ban can go forward to a three judge panel. Then doubtless to the entire DC Circuit en banc. Then I suspect that a petition for writ of certiorari will be filed with the Supremes, and we will see if this case is taken up by them. Federal litigation is one of the more complicated mazes devised by the mind of fallen Man, and this case has just barely entered the labyrinth.

  2. Saddened but not surprised. As you say, prayer & fasting.

  3. T. Shaw says:

    Let us make November 3, 2010 a GOOD NEWS day for the pro-life Front.

    Vote them all out! And, fast and pray.

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