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Romney Clarifies on Stem Cells


There has been some controversy recently about Gov. Romney’s position on federal funding for stem-cell research involving embryos taken from fertility clinics–the so-called “leftover” embryos. In the past he has said that he supports such research, whereas he would ban human cloning. But would he federally fund it? If he answers no, then his position on the policy questions is identical to that of President Bush. If he answers yes, then he’s to Bush’s left.

The answer, according to Romney aide Peter Flaherty, is that Romney opposes federal funding. He would veto the Castle-Degette bill to provide such funding.


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