WASHINGTON, May 30, 2001 ( – Former ‘Superman’ actor Christopher Reeve and seven scientists have launched a lawsuit against the Bush administration for halting funding for research involving the destructive use of human embryos. While the Bush administration has only put funding on hold by ordering a review of the issue, the scientists allege that the administration is causing “irreparable harm” and “preventing or delaying the advent of a cure for paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and other debilitating conditions.”

AP reports that the administration has less than 60 days to respond to the suit.

Reeve has been a staunch proponent of experimentation on human embryos and refuses to be concerned about their lives despite recent developments of multiple ethical sources of stem cells. Studies have shown ethical stem cell research can be conducted using stem cells from bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, placentas, human fat tissue, and the brain cells from deceased adults.

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