The Obama administration has approved the bid by cloning company Geron to undertake the first trial involving the use of embryonic stem cells in humans. They have never been used before in people because the cells cause tumors and have immune system rejection issues when tried in animals.
Speaking of stem cells, the sort of promise that has long been held out for embryonic stem cells is consistently being seen in case after successful case of people being cured and/or healed through adult stem cell treatments. But apparently there is more money to be made in embryonic stem cells and human embryo cloning.
Today Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Dan Linkinski (D-IL) filed the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," which would permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion in every federal program and establish as permanent many of the pro-life policies currently relying on regular congressional re-approval.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have dedicated $7.5 million in state funds to “family planning” clinics, most of which are run by Planned Parenthood.