Big news for the pro-life movement!
Today, Judge Royce C. Lamberth for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, issued his ruling against the plaintiffs, in the Sherley v. Sebelius case.
Since 2009, the case has sought to overturn the controversial guidelines for public funding of destructive human embryonic stem cell research from the National Institutes of Health. The case has been filed by adult stem cell researchers who contend that President Obama’s embryo-destructive stem cell research funding policy violates the ban on federal funding for research that involves harming or destroying embryos.
On September 3, 2010, the plaintiffs, James Sherley and Theresa Deisher issued their declaration, but on April 29, 2011, The District Court of Appeals overturned the preliminary injunction, allowing federal funding of embryo-destructive research to continue until the case reached final verdict.
Earlier today, Judge Lamberth denied Sherley and Deisher’s motion for summary judgment, thus ruling against the plaintiffs.
This is a huge advancement in pro-life legislation! Not only is the Tide Turning in America with individual states picking up abortion-restrictive legislation, but now human embryonic stem cell research is catching the eye of pro-lifers, too. We can – and will – keep advancing toward a completely pro-life nation.