Some lawmakers back bill favoring embryonic stem cell research

09/13/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Some members of Congress, including Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., have expressed support for the Stem Cell Research Advancement Act, a bill that would provide federal money for research involving stem cells derived from human embryos. "More than 400,000 embryos are stored in fertility clinics around the country. ... But the truth is that most of these embryos will be discarded, while they hold the key to curing and treating diseases that cause suffering for millions of people," Specter said.

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