Stem cell research "banned," says U.S. News

July 13, 2009  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

"President Barack Obama will lift the eight-year ban on embryonic stem cell research on Monday, the White House has announced." So wrote Amanda Gardner for a Healthday item that ran in U.S. News & World Report under the headline "Obama to End Stem Cell Ban Monday." Meanwhile, even as individual states like California are spending $3 billion on research using the controversial cells ($6 billion, including interest), the National Institutes of Health has spent $373 million over the last six years for research on human embryos and $737 million for research on non-human embryos.

If that's a ban, would the government PLEASE ban my writing!

Actually, my AIDS book essentially was banned and it clobbered me. I guess it's a definitional thing . . .