Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Executive order less than lawful?

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 4/20/2010

A lawsuit against a presidential edict to use federal funds for embryonic stem-cell research has gone to an appeals court.

On March 9, 2009, President Obama issued an executive order, rescinding an order from former President George W. Bush that prohibited federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research. Steven H. Aden of the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) argued in court that the Obama administration is violating federal law.

"In the Dickey/Wicker Amendment, Congress prohibited federal funding for destructive embryonic stem-cell research," the attorney explains. "That didn't matter to the Obama administration, which issued the executive order allowing the funding of research on lines that had been derived from the destruction of human embryos." Full story.

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