ANSWER OPTION: One does not need to destroy a human embryo to do stem cell research, there are other sources of stem cells.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: I believe a human life and human being begin at conception. I oppose abortion, I believe we should respect and protect life. I know as a doctor and medical researcher that one does not need to destroy a human embryo to do stem cell research, that there are other sources of stem cells. (More Info)
ANSWER OPTION: Yes, I support federal funding for stem cell reasearch.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: On June 7, 2007, Walz voted "yes" on the Stem Cell Enhancement Act, which would amend the Public Health Service Act to allow for additional embryonic stem cell research.