I am inclined to agree with the comments Matthew Yglesias made on Bush’s position with regard to embryonic stem cell research.
If Bush truly believes that it is immoral why does he only plan to veto federal funding for research? For him it seems that murder is fine as long as its not federal money paying for it.
On the issue itself, and moral issues aside, I believe that the US making a mistake that could result in them falling years behind the rest of the world in research. But who is to say whether the next president does not back track on Bush’s policy?