Laws Regaurding Stem Cell Research
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” )
States Supporting Embryonic Research
-California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York
States Against All Types of Embryonic Research
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”)