Today the President Obama proudly reversed an executive order previously put in place by President Bush, related to stem cell research. Obama gave a speech saying such things as idealogies can't be allowed to get in the way of science (my paraphrase). What a shame.
Our nation was founded on idealogies, on convictions, on morals. If science is given free reign, with absolutely no bounds, we may just as well close all the doors to every church in the land, burn our scriptures, and thumb our noses at the prophets, because eliminating moral imperatives obviates the need for all those things.
And one more thing: those cute little "stem cells" that will be plucked out, cut up, probed, and subjected to all manner of experimentation have other names: aborted embryos, fetuses, babies in development.