BRUSSELS, November 26, 2003 ( – The European Union Council of Ministers met today on EU funding for controversial embryonic stem cell research.  Despite endorsement of the plan by the European Parliament last week, the Ministers failed to agree on a plan.  The Ministers will address the question again on December 3.  The plan supported by the majority of Members of the European Parliament would allow such research to be financed from the EU’s sixth framework programme budget (2002-2006) of some $17.5 billion. The measure also called for allowing research on embryo or foetal stem cells deriving from so-called ‘therapeutic’ abortions.  See related LifeSite coverage:  European Parliament Votes to Fund Destructive Research on Human Embryos


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