Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Md. House Passes Stem Cell Bill

Get the story. Hopefully this will get stopped in the Senate. The moral concerns of this case are, of course, the most important, as Delegate Anne Healey (a Catholic Democrat who I believe goes to St. Jerome's in Hyattsville) rightfully points out. But I also don't understand how this makes sense economically for the state, as it obviously needs these funds for Medicaid and so far the only other state to have passed funding for embryonic stem cell research is California, which is not overwhelming competition. Additionally, embryonic stem cells are a totally unproven research subject which have yielded nothing to help the sick people supporters so desperately argue this research will save.