Before this conversation gets twisted, let's get the facts straight. It's not the research itself that Bush is against. His standpoint involves the ethical issue of destroying viable embryos for research.
"As a result of private research, more than 60 genetically diverse stem cell lines already exist. I have concluded that we should allow federal funds to be used for research on these existing stem cell lines where the life and death decision has already been made, This allows us to explore the promise and potential of stem cell research without crossing a fundamental moral line by providing taxpayer funding that would sanction or encourage further destruction of human embryos that have at least the potential for life." --George W. Bush