On August 9, 2001, President Bush enacted a stem cell policy that has severely limited the ability of researchers to find cures for diseases like Alzheimers, Parkinsons, diabetes and AIDS. While more than 100 million Americans suffer from illnesses that one day could be wiped away with stem-cell therapy, George Bush continues to stand in the way. Bush’s August 2001 stem cell decision is characteristic of his administration’s overall approach to science. He has led one of the most anti-science administrations in our nation’s history by putting his conservative, ideological agenda before crucial research and threatened America’s ability to remain on the critical edge of innovation.
With August 9, 2004 marking the three year anniversary of George Bush’s far-reaching ban on stem cell research, Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry used his radio address to the nation Saturday to assure the American people that he would overturn this ban as president as part of his comprehensive plan to put America back on the path of scientific excellence.
As outlined in the new Kerry-Edwards book “Our Plan for America,” Kerry intended to lead an administration committed to scientific research based on fact, not ideology, and encourage the use of science and innovation to meet the challenges of the future, from job creation to medical breakthroughs to strengthening the American economy.
A medical researcher believes that The treatment of stem cells therapy has the potential to dramatically change the treatment of human disease. A number of adult stem cell therapies bone marrows transplant that are used to treat leukemia. In the future, medical researchers anticipate being able to use technologies derived from stem cell research to treat a wider variety of