Monday, March 12, 2001
The Bush administration sent contradictory signals on stem cells last
week, and activists on both sides of the issue stepped up their campaigns to influence the
White House's decision about maintaining or overturning NIH's decision to fund research
involving embryonic stem cells.
Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.), a conservative opponent of abortion, told
HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson that the needs of patients should outweigh any concerns about
using embryos for research. Speaking at a budget hearing