Abortion and Stem Cell Research 
 
I am against all government funded abortions and am against 98%? of them generally. My religion recognizes three exceptions: Life of the mother, rape or incest, and gross deformity. This decision is made by chose of the family in counsel with church leaders. This decision is made as early as possible, in the first trimester. 
  
 
To quote Cal Thomas, "the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego announced the discovery of a new technique that makes artificial stem cells safer for human transplantation.

 The artificial cells, called induced pluripotent stem cells, are made from fully differentiated adult cells, regressed back into an embryonic-like state. These act-alike embryonic stem cells don't carry the ethical difficulties of real embryonic stem cells, taken from days-old embryos."