Stem Cell Research: Legal, But You Wouldn’t Know It

The Notes & Musings blog has a post about stem cell research that provides an excellent quick summary of one side of the debate in less than 250 words. If you don’t understand where Bush is coming from on this issue, check it out.

I want to highlight just one sentence from it: “President Bush’s ban doesn’t outlaw the research; it outlaws federal funding of the research.” Yes, and even that’s not a total ban. Still, how often do we hear about “Bush’s ban on stem cell research” as if he had actually banned all stem cell research? How many Americans even realize that privately-funded embryonic stem cell research remains perfectly legal?

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