It is always good when medical advance means that debilitating disease can be tackled. In this light, I welcome the lifting of state funding bans on US research by President Obama. This does not mean that other aspects of stem cell research should not continue which would not use embryonic material, but it is too early to abandon the use of embryos entirely.
Naturally, the right-wing religionists are having kittens at the fact that their values are no longer 'master'. They would prefer to see people die in agony than use a clump of cells hardly visible to the naked eye to find cures. That is truly immoral.