We are saddened to read that President Bush is going to make certain that the research proposed in the Santorum/Specter bill (S. 2754) is pursued even though the bill failed in the house. Bush has apparently promised to use his executive authority to ensure that this promising avenue of research is funded.
Our concerns regarding this bill are well known, because the research being promoted could lead to the creation of human embryos, even though those who support it deny that this is the case. Because we know that there is no absolute assurance that human embryos are not going to be created, then disabled and then killed we cannot understand why the president would want to take such action.
Please read our analysis of this bill and the serious ethical problems we and others are seeing.