John Kerry Attacks President Bush on Stem Cell Research in Debate
Miami, FL (LifeNews.com) -- During Thursday night's presidential debate, John Kerry said he would avoid attacking President Bush's character when following up a question Bush received from moderator Jim Lehrer. That didn't stop Kerry from blasting the president on the issue of using human embryos in research. "He's not acknowledging the truth of the science of stem-cell research," Kerry said. Yet, Kerry may want to remain cautious when calling the president's truthfulness on the controversial issue into question. In an August interview with the Associated Press, a Kerry campaign staffer misrepresented his position on embryonic stem cell research. A staffer told AP that Kerry is "'absolutely not'' suggesting creating embryos for the sole purpose of research." However, in July, Kerry attached his name to a bill, the Human Cloning Ban and Stem Cell Research Protection Act (S. 303), that specifically allows scientists to create human embryos so their embryonic stem cells can be extracted. The process kills the days-old unborn child.