I just hate to talk about money in my blog because I get spam emails from bogus investors who want to help me make millions. But this is (as my kids say) too ‘choice’ to go unnoticed. In today’s Wall Street Journal, Ronald Bailey reports that last year the National Institutes of Health spent $24.3 million on embryonic stem cell research! In addition there is $4 billion (BILLION) in private and state monies committed to stem cell research for the next ten years. Unbelievable! That is a lot of dough for hyped up embryo research. And since we don’t have a money tree, it makes me wonder what we aren’t funding so that we can turn the fire hose on this smoke screen.
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.