Now that President Obama has lifted the Bush limits on stem cell research, take a listen back to Welton’s conversation with Congresswoman Diana Degette about science, religion and stem cells. Diana Degette is a leading proponent of stem cell research and she co-authored two bills during the Bush administration to overturn the ban and both bills were vetoed by then President Bush. You can listen to the Degette interview here. (Begins at 18:40)
Let’s think of how many Americans are suffering from ailments and what this research can do for them. I’m sure everyone reading this knows someone important to them that is affected by one of these maladies.Research in the U.S.has not progressed since earlier this decade, cures are a very long time away and lets not even discuss the approval requirement by the FDA. At least this can be seen as a huge step forward to join the rest of the world at bringing about cures that could help millions of people including you and I some day.