[Marxism] Fw: Strange House Vote: Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005

Carlos A. Rivera cerejota at optonline.net
Wed May 25 18:41:42 MDT 2005


Here is the "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005".

This is a clear backpedal on the part of Bush, and I more incredibly, the
House.

Now, I know Nacy Reagan et al are all for Stem Cell research, but the
interesting thing is that this accepts as "expendable" embryos that result
from in-vitro fertilization processes. That is inconsistent with an "all
embryos are life" obscrurantist BS.

So what is going on, oh gods of the ivory tower?

sks


109th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 810
AN ACT
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem
cell research.
HR 810 EH
109th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 810



AN ACT
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem
cell research.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005'.
SEC. 2. HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH.
Part H of title IV of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 289 et seq.)
is amended by inserting after section 498C the following:
`SEC. 498D. HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH.
`(a) In General- Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including any
regulation or guidance), the Secretary shall conduct and support research
that utilizes human embryonic stem cells in accordance with this section
(regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human
embryo).
`(b) Ethical Requirements- Human embryonic stem cells shall be eligible for
use in any research conducted or supported by the Secretary if the cells
meet each of the following:
`(1) The stem cells were derived from human embryos that have been donated
from in vitro fertilization clinics, were created for the purposes of
fertility treatment, and were in excess of the clinical need of the
individuals seeking such treatment.
`(2) Prior to the consideration of embryo donation and through consultation
with the individuals seeking fertility treatment, it was determined that the
embryos would never be implanted in a woman and would otherwise be
discarded.
`(3) The individuals seeking fertility treatment donated the embryos with
written informed consent and without receiving any financial or other
inducements to make the donation.
`(c) Guidelines- Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of
this section, the Secretary, in consultation with the Director of NIH, shall
issue final guidelines to carry out this section.
`(d) Reporting Requirements- The Secretary shall annually prepare and submit
to the appropriate committees of the Congress a report describing the
activities carried out under this section during the preceding fiscal year,
and including a description of whether and to what extent research under
subsection (a) has been conducted in accordance with this section.'.
Passed the House of Representatives May 24, 2005.
Attest:
Clerk.





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