All this debating is useless. Let me clue you in on a little known secret. The embryos people are debating so hard to utilize won’t help science very much, if at all. Getting consent to use the leftover embryos is a long and difficult process, and the vast majority of couples who produce them do not want their leftover embryos used for science. Research methods dictate that the scientists would need to control the genetic makeup of the stem cells which is (as they tell us) essential for building useful models of disease and developing rejection-proof therapies. However, the “spare” embryos already have a genetic makeup, thus proving ineffectual to scientists.
As one of many that support the president’s veto, the federal government should not be a party to the destruction of infantile life. As Paul Ramsey once said, “the moral history of mankind is more important that it’s medical history.”