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And Another One

Wilson Research Strategies did a poll for the National Right to Life Committee–it was also released today. This one found 53 percent opposition to “using tax dollars to pay for the kind of stem cell research that requires the killing of embryos,” compared to 38 percent support. Taxpayer funding of research “that does not require the killing of human embryos” gets 74 percent support. Sixty-nine percent of respondents wanted to ban all human cloning, while 24 percent said that “cloning to create human embryos for stem cell research which would kill them should be allowed and only cloning for reproduction should be banned.” NRLC official Darla St. Martin said in the press release, “When people understand that President Bush’s position is to oppose ‘using tax dollars to pay for the kind of stem cell research that requires the killing of human embryos,’ a majority agree with him.”

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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