The National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines for “embryo protection in research,” adopted by President Obama– are proving to be as tough as Barney Fife and as worthless as the public comments overwhelmingly indicated they’d be.
NIH definitions can be changed by executive order and now are being “fudged” in order to facilitate embryo harvesting and cloning. According to stem cell expert David Prentice:
“The NIH guidelines are not ethical, they simply provide a recipe for human embryo destruction so that taxpayers’ funds can be used to reward the scientists.”
The guidelines are being massaged to remove an impediment to human embryonic experimenters, including Harvard’s George Daley. With Gov. Sebelius’ blessing, the pro-cloning Kansas City Stowers group, wanted to bring embryonic stem cell & cloning research here and thus heavily lobbied — along with KU– to weaken Kansas’ bio-science laws.
Arms of the Stowers Institute set up front groups in Kansas and Missouri called ‘Coalitions for Life-Saving Cures’ to mislead the public about the need for destructive stem cell research.
This summer, the Kansas group disbanded and awarded their war chest to lawmakers, probably believing the public doesn’t need propaganda when the embryonic funding is flowing in an Obama administration. Take note of who received donations in this state report:
Contributions: James and Virginia Stowers ($100,000)
- Polling: Cooper Secrest ($25,000)
- Party (Democrats $20,000, Republicans: $5000): Kansas Democratic Party ($5000), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ($5000), Democratic House Campaign ($5000), Senate Republican Leadership ($5000), Senate Democrats Committee ($5000)
- Statewide: Steve Six ($2000), Sandy Praeger ($2000), Derek Schmidt for Attorney General ($1000)
- Senate ($18,000)
- $1000 each: Marci Franciso, Tom Holland, Kelly Kultala, Tim Owens, John Vratil, Dwayne Umbarger, Laura Kelly, Anthony Hensley, Vicki Schmidt, Roger Reitz, Pete Brungardt, Jean Schodorf, Oletha Faust-Goudea, Ruth Teichman, Jay Emler, Janis Lee, Steve Morris
- $500 each: Chris Steineger, David Haley
- House ($29,500 total, $500 each): Julie Menghini, Bill Feuerborn, Richard Proehl, Tony Brown, Jeff King, Sydney Carlin, Tom Hawk, Tom Moxley, Deena Horst, Robert Brookens, Charles Roth, Ed Trimmer, Joann Pottorff, Gail Finney, Judith Loganbill, Raj Goyle, Jim Ward, Melody McCray-Miller, Nile Dilmore, Tom Sawyer, Dale Swenson, Geraldine Flaharty, Delia Garcia, Clay Aurand, Dan Johnson, Don Hineman, Bob Grant, Gene Rardin, Jill Quigley, Cindy Neighbor, Delores Furtado, Kevin Yoder, Kay Wolf, Lisa Benlon, Milack Talia, Mike Slattery, Terrie Huntington, Pat Colloton, Sheryl Spalding, Ron Worley, Stan Frownfelter, Louis Ruiz, Tom Burroughs, Valdenia Winn, Broderick Henderson, Marti Crow, Barbara Ballard, Tom Sloan, Paul Davis, Rocky Fund, Lana Gordon, Ann Mah, Annie Kuether, Annie Tietze, Sean Gatewood, Harold Lane, Willie Prescott, Don Hill, Barbara Craft,
- PAC: Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Life Sciences Fund ($27,674)