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Scientists Sue Bush Administration over Stem Cell Research

Wednesday, 30 May 2001 12:00 AM

Seven scientists and actor Christopher Reeve are plaintiffs in the suit, which claims the Bush administration - by withholding funding for stem-cell research pending a review - has illegally delayed research that may someday lead to a cure for paralysis, Parkinson's Disease, diabetes, and other life-threatening conditions. Wire services quote the plaintiffs' attorney, Jeffrey Martin, as saying, "We just want the process to move forward quickly, and with consideration of existing laws. We do not want delay because of politics."

Pro-life advocates oppose stem cell research that involves human embryos, the earliest form of life. Shortly after taking office, President Bush asked Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson to review federal guidelines for funding stem-cell research. That led to the creation of a review board, which reportedly has never met. The lawsuit may force the Bush administration to explain where the review process stands.

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