Thursday, November 6, 2008
MSNBC Commentary: Obama election signals change in stem cell fight, by Arthur Caplan:
‘Change’ was the horse that Barack Obama’s presidential campaign rode to victory. Indeed the 2008 election will be remembered not only for Obama becoming the first African-American president, but also for its impact on core bioethical topics that have long dominated American domestic politics....
The past eight years of the Bush White House have seen stem cell research and the status of embryos at the center of the moral values debate. Obama’s election has brought the fight over embryonic stem cell research in the U.S. to an end.
See also: LA Times: Obama victory delights stem-cell researchers