Do you support Congress in voting to ease restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 8, 2007
“Yes. I think there are a lot of diseases that stem cell research can eventually cure, and the research is being prevented because of moral arguments that are not in the best interest of medical science.”
“No, out of respect for each person’s individual beliefs and how each person values life. I think it’s something that should be funded privately rather than by every federal taxpayer.”
“Yes. Even if we don’t know if it will lead to cures, it’s suspected that it will. And I think it’s too important to close that door. I am not concerned about the suggested slippery slope that will lead to the devaluation of human life.”
“No, I don’t. I think that is more of a personal decision. I don’t think every American taxpayer should be forced to support it. If people want to support it, they can donate money to the cause.”