Frist Breaks With Religious Right Over Stem Cell Research

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist risked alienating the religious right, a constituency many say he needs to carry to be elected president in 2008, by announcing on the Senate floor on Friday that he supports federal funding for medical research using frozen human...

Stem Cell Debate Fosters Mendacity

A new odor of mendacity oozed from the White House last week when President Bush held a reception for the 21 families who have adopted or given up for adoption frozen embryos. “Rather than discard these embryos created during in vitro fertilization, or turn them...

Congress and the Public Support Stem Cell Research

Ignoring President Bush’s threatened veto, the House of Representatives passed a bill this week supporting federal funding for stem cell research using embryos discarded at fertility clinics. The 238 to 194 vote included 50 Republicans who broke from their...

Stem Cell Debate Becoming Campaign Issue, Poll Says

Sixty four percent of Americans say moral values will be very important to their vote in the upcoming presidential election, and the debate over stem cell research is shaping up as an issue that could help Democrats, according to a new poll. A majority of voters (52...