Arguments about the ethical nature of stem cell research just don't hold water. I challenge anyone who questions the moral nature of this science to tour a medical research lab and see for themselves. The foundation for these arguments derives from ignorance. In my view, the real moral shame is in the dashed hopes of millions of Americans suffering from incurable diseases who must continue to wait for cures that may be just on the horizon.
As you may know, the President used the first veto of his administration to yield to the radical right and reject the bill. This action has thwarted efforts to invest federal dollars into this important research.
While it is true that stem cell research is legal in the United States, federal dollars that go to our universities are the keys to push such groundbreaking research forward. It is extremely disappointing that we've come so close to supporting this critical research but have missed the goal. I strongly support all stem cell research and will continue to fight for this cause.