President Obama today changed rules about use of embryonic stem cells in government research. President Bush set the rules in August 2001, and when government changes hands, rules can be changed.
But President Bush's decision helped scientists working with adult stem cells find uses for that kind of cell in fighting diseases. The type of benefits backers of embryonic stem cells used to bash President Bush for his decision.
President Bush based his decision on science and religious belief in the sanctity of human life. And gave time for a better choice than embryonic stem cells to show their usefulness.
h/t American Spectator's blog