[ExI] Health care in the USA

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 05:45:58 UTC 2009

2009/6/29 Mirco Romanato <painlord2k at libero.it>:

> ""President Clinton said no to the use of federal funds for embryo
> creation. During his administration, the National Institutes of Health
> developed guidelines to stringently oversee the use of frozen IVF
> embryos that were created for the purposes of fertility treatment,
> specifically because of ethical and legal issues that go beyond
> scientific peer review.
> At the same time, the Clinton guidelines laid out areas of research that
> are ineligible for NIH funding. Embryo creation, using stem cells taken
> from created research embryos, and making chimeras (that is,
> animal-human embryos) were all banned. Now that the Bush restrictions
> have been lifted, the Clinton guidelines are a good starting place. And
> embryo creation is still the thorniest issue.""

All sides of US politics pander to religious organisations. It's a
prerequisite for becoming a politician. In most other countries,
politicians keep their religious views private.

Stathis Papaioannou

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