John McCain Re-Emphasizes Support for Stem Cell Research
Yesterday, John McCain took the pleasant step of endorsing a policy I agree with yesterday when he re-affirmed his support for stem cell research.
John McCain reaffirmed his support for federal funding of embryonic stem cell research on Monday — in direct opposition to his party’s agreed-upon official policy on the matter.
“While I support federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, I believe clear lines should be drawn that reflect a refusal to sacrifice moral values and ethical principles for the sake of scientific progress,” McCain wrote in a response to a questionnaire released Monday by Science Debate 2008, a broad coalition of scientists and engineers.
Of course, this is a policy opposed by both the Republican Party platform and his own vice-presidential choice. And yet, it still remains the correct policy. Good for him.