Here’s former First LadyNancy Reagan’s statement on President Obama’s recent actions on federally funding stem cell research:
“Iâ€™m very grateful that President Obama has lifted the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research,” she wrote in a statement released shortly after Obama signed an executive order lifting the Bush-era restrictions. “These new rules will now make it possible for scientists to move forward. I urge researchers to make use of the opportunities that are available to them, and to do all they can to fulfill the promise that stem cell research offers.”
Nancy Reagan has been an outspoken advocate of stem-cell research â€“ and scientists hope that the research could someday lead to cure to Alzheimerâ€™s disease, which afflicted her husband, Ronald Reagan.
Reagan continued, “Countless people, suffering from many different diseases, stand to benefit from the answers stem cell research can provide. We owe it to ourselves and to our children to do everything in our power to find cures for these diseases â€“ and soon. As Iâ€™ve said before, time is short, and life is precious.”
Any conservatives want to go after Nancy Reagan?