Obama Defunds “Snowflake” Babies?
In the stem cell arena, Obama not only canceled Bush’s minor funding restrictions–itself originally hailed as a fair “compromise”–which was keeping a campaign promise, so fine. But on the same day, he also revoked the very kind of policy that promoted the “purple” governance he claimed to want, e.g., Bush’s directive that funding priority be given to funding non embryonic–and hence, societally uniting sources of pluripotent stem cells–even though they had already been discovered in the induced pluripotent stem cell breakthrough.
Now, he has canceled federal support for “Snowflake Babies,” which helped connect women willing to gestate frozen embryos to families wanting them adopted, thereby allowing these embryos to fulfill the purpose of their creation. From the Washington Times story:
The federal government’s only program aimed at preventing the discarding of “extra” frozen human embryos is itself in danger of being discarded. In a move that pro-lifers are calling more evidence of the Obama administration’s “pro-abortion slant,” the White House has sought to defund the Embryo Adoption Awareness Campaign in its fiscal 2013 budget. The Department of Health and Human Services “is not requesting funds for this program” because “the Embryo Adoption program will be discontinued in FY2013,” HHS officials said in a February funding report to Congress.
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