True, but, from the article:
"The treatment centres on human embryonic stem cells grown in a laboratory."
The research cell population being used had its genesis in the murder of an innocent, unborn human child. I cannot condone that. Killing one to benefit others? One who cannot choose, to gratify the wants of those who can? Hello, Dr. Mengele? No. Not today, not ever.
There is NO conscionable equivocation for murder.
Now, if you want to do the SAME research using ADULT stem cells -- NOW we're in an entirely different moral universe; one that doesn't require murder. I would bet that this same therapy would be equally successful using adult stem cells or stem cells taken from umbilical cord blood collected postpartum. Both have already shown far greater promise than the highly-touted, and blood-stained embryonic stem cells.
As I understand it, there are also umbilical stem cells that could be used. NONE of this REQUIRES a dead baby to do...
Oops. Posted before I finished reading your post....