Wednesday, February 3, 2010

CONFIRMED: South Dakota Senate defeats revision of embryonic stem cell research ban

SB 74, as amended, failed. Vote is up at the State Legislature site, 12 Aye, 21 Nay, 2 Excused.

"Nothing in this chapter prohibits the use of any Food and Drug Administration approved treatments derived from or involving human embryonic stem cells."

Pro-life groups opposed this language as an effort to undercut South Dakota's ban on embryonic stem cell research.


Mary Ann Daffidils said...

"In a paper published online today in the journal Nature, they report that they were able to transform mouse skin cells directly into functioning nerve cells without needing to go through a stem cell stage first."

TLF+ said...

Mary Ann - as with abortion, the insistence on embryonic stem cell research is ideological rather than practical.

Thanks for posting!

David Handy+ said...

Thanks for calling attention to this positive development, Tim.

It makes me proud to be from SD.

But as this has been an unusually cold and snowy winter in the Mid-Atlantic. I remain glad to be FROM, not in, SD.

David Handy+ said...

PS, I'm happy to note that Stand Firm has picked up your story and given it wider exposure.