Ira N. Forman, Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), released the following statement praising the Executive Order lifting the ban on embryonic stem cell research:
The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) commends President Barack Obama’s decision today to sign an Executive Order lifting restrictions on federally funded embryonic stem cell research. Obama has put science over politics by removing the Bush administration’s ban on this promising medical research.
Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to help find new treatments, or even cures, for those individuals suffering from degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, ALS, and Alzheimer’s.
We applaud Obama for pursuing embryonic stem cell research and continuing to advance this critical medical research in a responsible way.