Leave it to John Kerry to use the death of Ronald Reagan for political gain. Kerry attacked President Bush last week for refusing to allow taxpayer funding of stem cell research that kills unborn children, saying that if only research had been done, Ronald Reagan might not have died from Alzheimer’s. That’s the most cynical ploy I’ve seen in a while.
First, even the most ardent pro-stem-cell advocates admit that it is very unlikely that any treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s will come from stem cell research. Second, while dozens of treatments have been developed or are close to development using adult stem cellsmmunion yesterday.