Forcing people to perform acts contrary to their religious convictions is one of the most egregious forms of abuse of power. History is replete with reports of religious martyrs who died horrible deaths rather than violate the tenets of their faiths.
Embryonic stem cells have cured no one. Adult stem cells have cured people in over 80 diseases. Embryonic stem cells require the death of a human embryo to extract the cells.
“Every dollar spent on the failed and unnecessary process of embryonic stem cell research steals resources away from the established utility and potential of adult stem cell research. This is fiscally irresponsible and medically unconscionable.” — Michelle Cretella, MD.