"This is just one example of how the president puts ideology before science, politics before the needs of our families -- just one more example of how out of touch with reality he and his party have become," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) in 2007 after then President George W. Bush vetoed legislation that would have expanded federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.
After reading this article it would appear that this is one that GWB actually got right. Dr.'s Jan Dudt and Durwood Ray of Grove City College's Biology department recently attended a summit on stem cell research and had this to say about the current state of affairs regarding adult vs. embryonic stem cell research...
"There’s a growing gap between embryonic and adult stem cell research. The NFL is to adult stem cell research as peewee football is to embryonic stem cell research. Adult stem cell research is making tremendous advances while embryonic research seems to be still in the, well, embryonic phase. And the gap appears to be widening.
I get the clear sense that the scientific advancements in the adult stem cell area are so far outpacing those in the embryonic stem cell field that those of us concerned about the ethics of embryonic research will simply shift our arguments to highlighting the superior efficacy of adult stem cell therapy. Moreover, private investment/R&D money seems to be breaking toward adult stem cell research because that arena is demonstrating superior profit potential... embryonic therapy is still considered to be very risky compared to adult stem cell therapy."
I find it interesting that the Lizard Queen isn't trumpeting the direction that "science" is taking us after this announcement. It's probably because promoting that life at any stage as actually being precious and something to be valued is anathema to the mindset of the left.