SEX, SCIENCE, AND STEM CELLS: Inside the Right Wing Assault on Reason.

DeGette, Congresswoman Diana with Daniel Paisner.

ISBN 10: 1599214318 / ISBN 13: 9781599214313
Published by Guildford, CT: The Lyons Press, (2008.) dj, 2008
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. One of "Congress's leading advocates of stem cell research presents a blistering indictment of the politicization of science--and sex--by the Bush administrastion, the Republican leadership, and the religious right. Addressing not only stem cell research but also birth control, HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, abortion, and sex education, Colorado Congresswoman Diane DeGette takes the Bush White House and its fundamentalist allies to taks for subverting any real discussion of human sexuality and reproduction." SIGNED by Degette on the half title page. Index. 248 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). Bookseller Inventory # 42006

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Title: SEX, SCIENCE, AND STEM CELLS: Inside the ...

Publisher: Guildford, CT: The Lyons Press, (2008.) dj

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In August 2001, President George W. Bush announced with fanfare that federal funds would be made available to scientists conducting research on human embryonic stem cell lines with restrictions. Reading his words, not his lips, was Congresswoman Diana DeGette of Colorado’s First Congressional District, and what she read was this: a ban. As a practical matter,” scientists could no longer pursue such work in any lab that had received any federal funding, at any time, for any reason. That one declaration severely constrained stem-cell research in this country.”

 

In Sex, Science, and Stem Cells, Congress’s leading advocate of stem-cell research presents a blistering indictment of the politicization of science and sex by the Bush administration, the Republican leadership, and the religious right. Addressing not only stem-cell research but also birth control, HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, abortion, and sex education, Congresswoman DeGette takes the Bush White House and its fundamentalist allies to task for subverting any real discussion of human sexuality and reproduction.

 

DeGette writes from experience and hard-earned frustration. During fifteen years in office, her fight for sound public policy for ethical, cutting-edge scientific research has consistently been foiled. Pulling no punches in her scrutiny of a Republican leadership that has long shirked matters relating even remotely to human sexuality, she concludes that many of America’s elected officials are simply too blinded by religious dogma to think rationally about sex. In Sex, Science, and Stem Cells, she dares to do what they can’t, or won’t opening the door to responsible, fact-based legislation going forward.

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In August 2001, President George W. Bush announced with fanfare that federal funds would be made available to scientists conducting research on human embryonic stem cell lines with restrictions. Reading his words, not his lips, was Congresswoman Diana DeGette of Colorado’s First Congressional District, and what she read was this: a ban. As a practical matter, she notes, scientists could no longer conduct research on nonapproved stem cell lines in laboratories that had received any federal money for their facilities or equipment even if those monies had not been directly earmarked for stem cell study. According to Congresswoman DeGette, this one half-baked executive order effectively killed most publicly funded embryonic stem cell research in the United States from that point forward.” In Sex, Science, and Stem Cells, Congress’s leading advocate of stem cell research presents a blistering indictment of the politicization of science and sex by the Bush administration, the Republican leadership, and the religious right. Addressing not only stem cell research but also birth control, HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, abortion, and sex education, Congresswoman DeGette takes the Bush White House and its fundamentalist allies to task for subverting any real discussion of human sexuality and reproduction. DeGette writes from experience and hard-earned frustration. During fifteen years in office, her fight for sound public policy for ethical, cutting-edge scientific research has consistently been foiled by religious conservatives who seek to place their own ideology ahead of science and reason. Pulling no punches in her scrutiny of a Republican leadership that has long shirked matters relating even remotely to human sexuality, she concludes that many of America’s elected officials are simply too blinded by religious dogma to think rationally about sex. In Sex, Science, and Stem Cells, she dares to do what they can’t, or won’t open the door to responsible, fact-based legislation going forward.

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