Politicians who flip-flop on big moral issues do so at big political risk. So give credit to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., for newly finding the courage to back the House-passed bill to expand federal funding embryonic stem-cell research, in the process bucking President Bush and leading social conservatives such as Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. Pro-life groups who might have considered supporting Frist for president in 2008 went ballistic. But his change of heart makes it more likely that this commonsense, compassionate step to foster scientific research may clear Congress this fall.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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