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Stem Cell DialoguesA Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers$
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Sheldon Krimsky

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231167482

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.001.0001

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The Dickey-Wicker Enigma

The Dickey-Wicker Enigma

(p.19) Dialogue 4 The Dickey-Wicker Enigma
Stem Cell Dialogues

Sheldon Krimsky

Columbia University Press

This dialogue provides a fictional account of the arguments heard before the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia regarding Sherley v. Sebelius—a challenge to the executive order issued by President Barack Obama allowing federal funds to be used for human embryonic stem cell research, as long as it uses only excess in vitro fertilization (IVF) embryos. The discussion is centered on the so-called Dickey-Wicker Amendment, which prohibits federal funds to be spent on research that involves the destruction of human embryos. In August 2009 the appellants and their amici filed a complaint against the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeking relief from the NIH guidelines authorizing the funding of research involving human embryonic stem cells.

Keywords:   executive order, Sherley v. Sebelius, Barack Obama, federal funds, stem cell research, Dickey-Wicker Amendment, human embryos, National Institutes of Health, in vitro fertilization, human embryonic stem cells

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