Should the federal government fund stem cell research?
User submitted stances on Stem Cell Research
No, deny all federal funding and research
Fund adult stem cell research, but ban federal funding on embryonic stem cell research.
Outlaw any source of stem cells gained from loss of a life, such as aborted fetuses.
They potential for stem cells in medicine is enormous, I don't agree with a ban, but I don't know the best avenue for providing for research.
Stem cells can now be artificially created without embryonic tissue. The research could save lives. This is no longer a talking point. We need to end the FED, the IRS, the EPA, the and we need to adopt a non fiat currency, dissolve mega-corporations' contracts, and adopt to clean renewable energies.
should all be privately funding, no federal funding allowed.
Yes harvest all dead people for use.
Science shouldn't be governed by politics. If stem cell research has the potential to help it should be funded, as any other research should be. And research funded by the government shouldn't result in pharmaceutical patents.
Retain current stem cell lines but incentivize iPS cell research
Allow the private sector to explore its potential benefits but NO federal funding
Allow stem cells research to go forward in any form needed to enhance humanity.
Eliminate federal funding but do not outlaw private research.
no federal funding at all and let it develop on its own.
Allow research without restriction not funded by government
I dont know enough
Create policy for private sector and enforce. No government funding.
Fund it only if animals are not used for testing.
Legalize, but do not fund. The Private sector is much better at picking winners than bureaucrats. Furthermore, it limits the corruption of public officials,
The Federal government has no business funding this sort of research.
Limited federal funding, but allow the private sector to explore its benefits under federal permit, with strong over site and strict documentation and regulations.
Fund stem cell research as long as it's not from aborted embryos/fetuses and not from infant foreskins, or from cord blood that is donated without the parents being fully informed as to what they are sacrificing by prematurely clamping their infant's umbilical cord.
This should be treated no differently than any other government funding of research and left to experts to decide on a case by case basis based on the merits of the research and possible outcomes.
legalize for the private sector but remove all government funding because the federal government has no business funding medical research.
Allow research, but do not fund private enterprises.
Funding potential technological advances is the way to economic prosperity, and as such, stem cell research should be funded provided an ethics oversight committee is in place in both federal and private research institutions.
Eliminate federal funding, legalize private sector research.
Extremely limit federal funding and allow private sector research with major restrictions
Limited embrionic stem cell funding, to embryos that are not created for that purpose
stem cell research should be allowed but the government should not do any funding
Scientific research should be supported under all but the very, VERY most extreme circumstances. Stem cell research should be continued and expanded.
Gov. doesn't need to be involved
Require by law that all aborted fetuses be available for research for as long as at-will abortion itself is legal. Place no legal or funding limitations on research with any reasonable chance at curing disease for those currently alive.
Do not fund, do not outlaw. Hands off, Government is full of politicians, not scientists.
Yes. I want limb regeneration tomorrow. Quit slowing down my evolution.
The government should not fund stem cell research, but also not prohibit it provided no life is lost in the process.
abandon embryonic research, it's less viable.
Stem cell research should be legal under specific controls, but not funded by the government.
Funding comes from the private sector.
The government should stay out of the business of mandating what constitutes life and morality.
keep embryonic research same, expand research into adult stem cells
No federal funding for anything
Keep funding and research but allow no private patents for biological results.
No government funding. If stem cells are truly the cure for so many disease then a private company will being willing to fund it.
There should be no federal funding for any kind of scientific or other research.
Remove federal funding, don't ban from private sector.
Cut all federal funding immediately, let private sector do what it wishes.
Do not fund, let it be explored by the private sector.
It should be legal. Fetuses aborted at government funded clinics should be used for government stem cell research.
Allow to be privately funded and researched.
Legalize its development for the private sector, but do not support with public funds
"Limit federal funding but allow the private sector to explore its potential benefits" with protocols placed on the voluntary supply of the cells. Proof must be available upon demand.
Stem cell research should be expanded, but not used for production or final solutions. It is a stepping stone to help learn how our bodies grow. It will eventually lead to new technologies and solutions to problems. But turning a blind eye to it doesn't help us at all.
No federal funding or legal position for any stem cell research. States should ban development of embryonic stem cell research.
Outlaw embryonic stem cell research, but fund other types.
Allow research in both public and private sector, but make sure to limit the ownership and patenting of human bodies.
No federal funding, not a federal government responsibility.
Stems cells should not be harvested from aborted fetus. There are perfectly viable stem cells in after-birth. There is no reason to commit murder to extned anothers life.
Fund stem cell research, but only from stem cells not obtained from abortions.
Yes the government should fund stem cell research but outlaw private sector involvement
Ban all federal funding. Allow private sector to explore its potential benefits.
outlaw research using fetal stem cells and limit federal funding but allow the private sector to explore its potential benefits
Leave it up to the states.
Fund umbilical cord and adult stem cell research. Absolutely no funding for embryonic stem cell research.
No federal funding, but allow the private sector to explore potential benefits - but not from aborted fetuses.
i just dont know
No federal funding period, the private sector through Big Pharma has more than enough financial resources, and no embryonic stem cell research since adult stem cell research technology is now fully capable of fulfilling that need.
Allow stem cell research and let it fund itself.
Expand research and federal funding but limit embryonic research to existing embryos that would otherwise be destroyed. Ban creating embryos for research purposes only.
Allow funding proportional to other sponsored research.
The Federal Government should not be involved.
Not a FEDERAL government role. Allow states to determine.
I believe the private sector should be responsible for all stem cell research for conscience sake
Legalize it for private research but not Tax dollars..
The private sector should be the only one funding stem cell research.
Permit ethical research, but no government funding.
Expand federal funding with strict oversight of development and use
Expand research with federal and public funding.
Ban all federal funding and allow private sector to explore its potential benefits
Allow for the research of stem cell research and allow companies to fund their own operations.
Stem cell research should be legalized, but only pursued by government agencies that are transparent.
Yes for legalized adult stem cell research. No for government funding.
Yes, but only the "adult" stem cell research, because we don't know if the DNA in aborted or spontaneously aborted embryos is genetically viable or not. Whereas with the adult we have a good idea.
No, Let the states decide.
I'm not informed on this
Yes, expand research, but end federal funding.
Let's genetically engineer abominations in our quest for war.
federal govt should cease all subsidies to private enterprises, period! If anyone does want to pursue stem cell research, let them pursue at their own expense!
ban all federal funding and all stem cell research that is not adult stem cell
Allow it to go on, but do not fund it.
No government funding and legalize its development in the private sector.
Legalize it privately provide no federal funding to projects that use fetal stem cells.
Yes Legalize development, but provide no public funding.
The federal government should not fund stem cell research, however there should not be any ban. If private industry wants to pursue research they should be allowed to.
The government shouldn't be involved in scientific research. It can be better handled by the market.
The Federal government should not be participating in stem cell research. Those funds and duties should be allocated to the states, or directly to the private sector.
Expand research and maintain federal funding and allow private sector to explore its potential WITH federal regulation.