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EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH: IS THIS PART OF "THE CHANGE WE NEED"?
 
On Nov. 9th, 2008 President-elect Obama's transition leader John Podesta stated: "There's a lot that the president can do using his executive authority without waiting for congressional action, and I think we'll see the president do that."
 
Among other things, Podesta was speaking of Obama's plans to vastly increase the killing of "prenatal" human beings through scientific experiments.  Obama would reverse President George W. Bush's ban on the use of FEDERAL funding for all embryonic stem cell research that uses NEW colonies of cells. (Bush's executive order limits experiments to EXISTING colonies of cells.
 
Although this is also not morally correct, it is the lesser of the two evils. The word “prenatal” means “before birth.” Since embryonic stem cells are obtained from prenatals at a point very early in development, obtaining these cells typically results in the destruction of the prenatal or the death of a developing human being.
 
In addition, while Mr. Podesta and other Democrats and some more liberal Republicans speak of the "promise" that embryonic stem cell research provides for the curing of diseases, there is no scientific evidence to back up their claims.
 
Most importantly, Mr. Podesta did not mention if Obama prayed about this matter like Bush did, and nor did he mention the far greater potential that ADULT stem cell research offers based upon recent experiments.
 
Apparently the Will of Almighty God will not be sought in at least some of Obama's decisions and "the end justifies the means" approach will be preferred, even if those "means" hold no promiseMr. Podesta also stated that Obama would "govern in a bipartisan fashion." However, early indications are that conservative Republicans & Democrats who object to certain policies or executive orders will be ignored as they are being ignored with Obama's decision regarding embryonic stem cell research.
 
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