“Embryonic stem cell research did not save me; cord blood research did. I am living proof that there are promising and useful alternatives to embryonic stem cell research and that embryos do not need to be killed to achieve medical breakthroughs.”
—Nathan Salley, of Arvada, Colo., before a congressional subcommittee
Statements such as the one above have been publicly absent while legislatures across the country and Congress continue to debate the question of stem cell research.
The question is why has this been the case.