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Down to the wire: Pro-life help needed to block taxpayer funding of human embryo research

Pro-taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell research supporter Sen. Tom Harkin held a stacked (only 1 opponent allowed) pro-escr hearing today and said this, according to Bloomberg: Congress will intervene if a U.S. court rules that federal funding for research using human embryonic stem cells is illegal, Senator Tom Harkin said…. Harkin, an Iowa Democrat and […]

Breaking: Appeals court suspends embryonic stem cell research ban during Obama’s appeal

UPDATE, 1:43p: Statement by our side’s attorneys: We are not surprised that the court granted the government a short administrative stay.  The Order itself makes clear that: “The purpose of this administrative stay is to give the court sufficient opportunity to consider the merits of the emergency motion for stay and should not be construed […]

Judge to Obama administration: Yes, I meant it, stop tax-paid embryo research

Loved this headline, as if judges are supposed to rule on the basis of liking or disliking cases at hand… Yesterday Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia denied the Obama administration’s emergency request to lift his August 23 temporary injunction against federal funding of embryonic stem cell […]

Follow-up: Teratoma, schmeratoma; and I’m less worthy than an embryo?

This is in follow-up to my September 4 post, “Holiday Weekend question I: Is embryo testing equatable to animal testing?” I informed Magda that I had posted his/her email and that s/he might find comments helpful. Here was Magda’s response: I’ll let you address Magda’s 2nd paragraph, but I’ll handle the 1st. Magda was complaining […]

Blusterer’s last stand: DeGette pushing poll-negative embryo research spending bill

Ignoring the current political reality for wishful thinking of bygone days, Politico’s Richard Cohen wrote a nice bluff piece today for Democrat anti-life CO Rep. Diana DeGette, strongly pushing a bill to force taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. Such legislation would render mute the August 23 federal court ruling that federally funded escr […]

Is NIH violating the court injunction to stop funding embryonic stem cell research?

UPDATE, 1:50p: Just read an unbelievable line in a puff piece on Collins in the September 6 issue of The New Yorker. I mean, seriously, how stupid do these people think we are? Obama’s appointment of Collins seemed an inspired choice. The President had found not only a man who reflected his own view of […]

Rassmussen reports stunning reversal: 57% of voters oppose taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell research

I was on a conference call Wednesday re: a federal judge’s decision earlier in the week that the Obama administration broke the law by authorizing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Someone on the call mentioned Democrats are excited to make escr a rallying cry for autumn, thinking finally they have an election issue […]

Federal judge blocks Obama’s shady order funding embryonic stem cell research

Update, 4:20p: How long will this injunction hold? Answer from DC source: The Court Order states the Federal government is “enjoined from implementing, applying, or taking any action whatsoever pursuant to the National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research, 74 Fed. Reg. 32,170 (July 7, 2009), or otherwise funding research involving human […]

Dick Van Dyke to promote adult stem cell research

On July 28 the Cell Therapy Foundation announced the good news that Emmy-award winning actor Dick Van Dyke has agreed to be its first-ever spokesperson.

“Rock star” embryonic researcher protests his photo in pro-life display at UCI

The Genocide Awareness Project at the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center. According to

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by Kelli


What I have learned in the last 3 years is what to really expect when having a child with Down Syndrome. Someone once gave me a book about what to expect, I read a few chapters and threw it away. I hated it. Most books and pamphlets are so outdated the material is beyond depressing….

Some people still don’t see the beauty in a child like ours….

I have learned there is beauty in “imperfections”. I don’t believe Ollie is one bit imperfect but in the eyes of many she is. There is great beauty in all her God given pieces. Her crooked pinky fingers, the light spots in her eyes, the way she smiles…. Her tiny little heart beat that doesn’t beat quite as it should but it’s healthy – oh that heart beat is precious. The way she smiles with her whole body – I can truly see her smile from the back of her head she wears it so well!

I have learned that God’s plans are always best and in time they always make sense. I have learned that unanswered prayers are often answered – just not as you have requested. I have learned that having a sibling with Down Syndrome doesn’t limit your other children but makes them better, more compassionate, more understanding, more open hearted, more open to the world in general….

Fear is abolished, God has prevailed! Every day I thank the good Lord for that single extra chromosome that has made all the difference!

~ Annie Reid, discussing what she has learned from her daughter Ollie Faith, who was prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome and is now three years old, The House That Jade Built via NetworkedBlogs.com, April 23

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