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8/30/2001 - Stem Cell Lines Viability & Number Questioned; Most Not in US
Scientists involved in the creation of existing stem cell lines are calling into question the quality and viability of the embryonic stem cell lines approved for use in government funded research....

8/28/2001 - Bush Puts Anti-Abortion Politics Above Childrens Rights
According to State Department officials, the Bush administration may refuse to send a delegation to the upcoming special United Nations General Assembly session on children next month because it fears that the final language of the declaration will include support for abortion counseling and services....

8/27/2001 - Stem Cell Locations Revealed by NIH
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a list of ten groups today who possess the 64 stem cell colonies that the Bush administration has deemed eligible for federal research funding....

8/24/2001 - Stem Cells May not be Suitable for Human Clinical Trials
Along with mounting doubts as to the actual quantity of stem lines available for federally funded research, new concerns are mounting as to the ability of researchers to even use existing lines....

8/20/2001 - Bush Stem Cell Decision Termed "Scientifically Naive"
Scientists continue to criticize Bushs decision to limit federally-funded stem cell research to a small number of existing cell colonies....

8/13/2001 - Bush Reiterates: Science Takes Back Seat to Pro-Life Agenda
Yesterday in a New York Times op-ed, President Bush reaffirmed his decision not to allow federal funding for research on new stem cell lines, saying that regardless of how valuable this research proves, he will not allow federal funding for this purpose....

8/10/2001 - Scientists Criticize Limits on Stem Cell Research
Last night President Bush authorized research on stem cell lines already extracted from embryos, but prohibited federal funding for research on new lines....

8/9/2001 - Reaction of Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation to President Bush's Decision on Stem Cell Research
President Bushs decision unnecessarily restricts embryonic stem cell research....

8/9/2001 - Reaction of Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation to President Bush's Decision on Stem Cell Research
President Bushs decision unnecessarily restricts embryonic stem cell research....

7/30/2001 - Majority of Catholics Support Stem Cell Research
A recent poll shows 61 percent of American Catholics support stem cell research....

7/23/2001 - Pope Opposes Stem Cell Research
Pope John Paul II urged President Bush during their first meeting to ban the creation of human embryos for stem cell research....

7/19/2001 - Senate Support for Stem Cell Research Reaching Critical Mass
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7/5/2001 - Congressional Support for Stem Cell Research Building
A coalition of 60 moderate House and Senate Republicans, the Republican Main Street Partnership, sent a letter to President Bush urging support for embryonic stem cell research....

7/2/2001 - Conservatives Come Out for Stem Cell Research
The ranks of conservative Republicans now supporting medical research using cells collected from human embryos is increasing....

6/22/2001 - Bush Administration Might End Embryonic Stem Cell Research Funding
Regulations issued by the Clinton administration allowing federally sponsored biomedical research with cells from human embryos might be revoked by the White House, despite the great potential embryonic stem cells have as an all-purpose material to heal parts of the body and replace failing tissues and organs....

5/15/2001 - 13,000 Sign Petition in Support of Stem Cell Research
The Massachusetts General Hospital Neurological Web Forum collected 13,000 signatures urging President Bush "to support broad public funding of fetal and embryonic stem cell research." The 750 page petition, which contained personal messages from stem cell research supporters, was sent to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson....

5/8/2001 - Princeton To Be Led By a Woman For the First Time
Outspoken feminist, womens rights advocate and renowned molecular biologist Shirley M....

4/27/2001 - Scientists Make Advances in Stem Cell Research
Two studies published in the April 27, 2001, issue of the medical journal Science, show strong potential for embryonic stem cell to be an effective method of curing diseases like diabetes and Parkinsons disease....

3/12/2001 - Stem Cell Research Ban Troubles HHS Secretary
In an unexpected contradiction to the anti-choice, anti-stem cell research position of the Bush Administration, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said during a Senate Budget Committee hearing last week that he was troubled by the law that prevents federal funding of stem cell research using discarded human embryos....

3/9/2001 - Christian Adoption Agencies Sue over Stem-Cell Research
Human Life Advocates will file a class-action lawsuit on behalf of eight separate agencies against recent National Institutes of Health regulations on stem cell research....

3/6/2001 - Fate of Stem Cell Research With NIH Advisory Panel
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said Monday he will establish an advisory panel of National Institute of Health (NIH) scientists to research and advise him on the scientific and moral issues involved in stem cell research before he makes a decision on the fate of government funded stem cell research grants....

2/22/2001 - 80 Nobel Laureates Support Stem Cell Research
Eighty US Nobel laureates have signed a letter to President Bush urging him not to block federal funding for research on stem cells from human embryo cells, citing the research possibilities and the cells potential to cure debilitating ailments like diabetes, AIDS, Huntingtons, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, and Lou Gherigs disease....

1/26/2001 - Bush May Threaten Fetal Cell Research
The strong anti-abortion position of the Bush Administration has researchers worried that President Bush may block federal funding of embryonic stem cell research....

1/19/2001 - Thompson Raises "Concerns" About Safety of RU-486; Bush Dismisses FDA Commissioner Henney
Secretary Designate Tommy Thompsons anti-abortion/anti-womens rights ideology came through loud and clear in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Heal, Education, Labor and Pension Committee....

1/5/2001 - Stem Cell Research in Jeopardy Under Bush Administration
Stem cell research, which could potentially provide life saving treatment for Parkinsons, Huntingtons, Alzheimers, and cancer patients, could be blocked under the new Bush administration....