With all the news about Terri and now the pope, something else has happened that's not getting enough attention. Massachusetts has just approved legislation to encourage embryonic stem cell research. Gov. Romney is expected to veto it because of ethical concerns, but it passed by such a huge margin the veto can be overridden.
Maria Parker, a lobbyist for the Catholic Conference, said that it was a total defeat for the pro-life side because of the huge margin. It seems that people don't see the ethical problem with creating embryos and then disposing of them.