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  • July 19, 2006: Bush Vetoes Stem Cell Bill
    Bush said legislation easing limits on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research "crosses a moral boundary."

  • Interview with Dr. William Hurlbut
    A member of the President's Council on Bioethics explains a new approach to harvesting embryonic stem cells--without destroying human embryos

  • Some Facts About My Existence
    A paraplegic and child of Holocaust survivors argues for the morality of using surplus embryos for research into cures for disease and paralysis.
    By Martin Kace

  • President Bush & the Culture of Death
    Bush did the right thing by vetoing the stem cell bill.
    By Rod Dreher, "Crunchy Con"

  • Stem Cell Smackdown
    Ronald M. Green and Nigel Cameron discuss the latest scientific and ethical issues regarding stem cells.

  • The False Sell on Stem Cells
    By Charles Colson
    Experiments with embryonic stem cells have been unsuccessful, while adult stem cells have already led to cures.


  • An Interview With Francis Fukuyama
    The author of "Our Postmodern Future" and "The End of History and the Last Man" talks about how genetic research affects human nature and society.

  • An Interview with Leon Kass
    The former chairman of the president's panel on bioethics discusses the goals and limits of biotechnology.

  • New Questions About Life
    By Steven Waldman
    When is life sufficiently precious to preserve?

  • Keeping Theology and Policy Separate
    By Joseph Telushkin
    Our Everyday Ethics columnist says reason, not a faith group's beliefs, should determine national policy.

  • Why Pro-Life Politicians Must Be Against Stem Cell Research
    By Gary Bauer
    Promoting stem cell research will do irreparable harm to the pro-life movement.

  • Where Do Embryos Come From?
    By Gregg Easterbrook
    Before we debate stem cell research, we should make sure we're asking the right questions.

  • Adult Stem Cells: Uncertain Promise
    By Gregg Easterbrook
    In the stem cell research debate, adult cells seem like the obvious answer. But they may not solve the moral issues.

    ABCNews/Beliefnet Poll
    A 2001 poll exposes the surprising politics of stem cell research. Analysis by Deborah Caldwell


    A Stem-Cell Primer
    By Gregg Easterbrook
    What are we really talking about?

    Stem Cell Research: Religious Groups Weigh In

    Stem Cell Research Links

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