It is morally reprehensible and scientifically unnecessary to kill human embryos to provide raw fodder for scientific research. Unlike H.R. 810 which is morally unacceptable to me and millions of other Americans, the Bartlett/Santorum bill (H.R. 5526/S.2754) represents common ground into promising ways the federal government can support pluripotent stem cell research without sacrificing life for medicine.