Laws Regaurding Stem Cell Research

Federal Policy

Funding for stem cell research may be provided if the fallowing criteria are met;

-The derivation process was initiated prior to 9:00 P.M. EDT on August 9, 2001.

-The stem cells must have been derived from an embryo that was created for reproductive purposes and was no longer needed.

-Informed consent must have been obtained for the donation of the embryo and that donation must not have involved financial inducements.  ( NIH. (2001). “Federal Policy on Stem Cell Research” )


State Laws

States Supporting Embryonic Research

-California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York

States Against All Types of Embryonic Research

-South Dakota

States In between

-Louisiana (no research on IVF embryos)

-Illinois and Michigan (no research on live embryos)

-Arkansas, Indiana, and North Dakota (no research on cloned embryos)

-California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island (no human cloning for the purpose of inducing a pregnancy)

(Research, America. (2000-2003) “Stem Cells”)