The Kovacses want to give their embryos to science, but they cannot donate them in Michigan because a 1978 state law prohibits the destruction of embryos for research. Michigan voters on Nov. 4 will decide on a constitutional amendment that would allow researchers to create new stem cell lines using embryos that would otherwise be discarded.
The effort faces stiff opposition from Michigan Citizens Against Unrestricted Science & Experimentation, a coalition of interest groups that say Proposal 2's language is overly broad and that passage could lead to unregulated research and even human cloning.
Unregulated research. In America. Can you imagine that? What would Benjamin Franklin think?