WASHINGTON, June 28, 2001 ( – Comments released today by President George Bush’s spokesman have given hope to pro-lifers over the issue of the destructive use of human embryos for stem cell research

White House press secretary Ari Fleischer told reporters today that a decision has not yet been formalized on funding for stem cell research. “This is an issue the president has been focused on, and it’s a very important and sensitive matter because it involves many aspects of life. He’s well aware of the powerful research that can come from stem cells. He also is cognizant of the fact that life should not be destroyed to save or make another life,’’ Fleischer told reporters.

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