The Supreme Court is being asked to force the Obama
administration to abide by federal law.
Alliance Defending Freedom is asking the court
to review an appeals court decision that allows federal funding of
embryonic stem-cell research to continue. Research scientists
oppose the administration's policy that authorizes the National
Institutes of Health to use tax dollars to fund research that
destroys human embryos and violates the Dickey-Wicker
"Americans shouldn't be
forced to pay for experiments that destroy human life, have
produced no real-world treatments and violate federal law,
especially in economic times like these," contends ADF senior
counsel Steven H. Aden.
"Congress designed that law so that Americans don't pay any more
precious taxpayer dollars for needless research made irrelevant by
adult stem-cell and other research."
Adult stem-cell research has already produced positive results
for about 80 diseases and medical conditions, while human embryo
research has produced nothing practical.
ADF hopes the Supreme Court will accept the case and force
obedience to federal law.