Its all over the news
this morning (in case you hadn't heard); Obama will be overturning Bush's ban on government funded stem cell research.
On the news this morning (from what I saw) the news anchors kept mentioning the moral decision. Then they get a few people being interviewed, some yammering about Obama's morals, some about the country's morals, and I even saw one proclaiming this to be taking a step away from God. A phone interview with Michael J. Fox seemed to be the only person positive about Obama following through on his campaign promise.
One interesting thing that was mentioned on the news was that "more than 50% of stems cells used for research come from fertility clinics that were going to be discarded." The news said it, and I've not fact-checked it; but if that's the case it seems people shouldn't have a problem with some 'garbage' being used for research and the advancement of medicine. But that's just my perception. The down-side and morality of stem cell research have been so overstated by some that some people refuse to even hear the argument of the up-side.
One thing I found interesting, or maybe frustrating, was that with all this prominent news about stem cells, there was not a mention of the recent article
about stem cell growth without using embryos
. With Obama's overturn suddenly become big news, that breakthrough is getting swept under the rug.
Leave it to the media to sensationalize one side of the story, and let all the other angles slide out the window.