The left intentionally ignores an important distinction when debating the stem cell research issue.
There are two types of stem cells, embryonic & adult.
The majority of those on the right are opposed to embryonic stem cell research because this research requires the distruction of the living embryo while adult stem cell research does not and is therefore not opposed.
The left gains ground in the stem cell research debate by intentionally avoiding this distinction.
It blows my mind how in EVERY article on the subject, they ignore the very simple facts, and go with the “template”.
Bush isn’t necessarily against Embryonic stem cell research either, he is against the federal government sponsoring it because of the appearance of conflicts with abortion.
Therefore, the funding for embryonic type was left out of the legislation.
The truth is, the private sector can do embryonic research if they want but it has never lead to any positive results and so private funding has focused on cord blood, etc.