The Democratic candidate in the race for governor continues to go after his Republican opponent’s views on stem cell research.
Democrat Tom Barrett has been criticizing Republican Scott Walker in ads and on the campaign trail for saying he’d stop state funding for embryonic stem cell research. Barrett is also attacking Walker for not answering questions on if he supports a ban, saying he’s refused to answer the question to reporters.
Walker has said he supports research using adult stem cells, and would put state financial support behind that field of study. Carl Kugler of Madison, a diabetic who is also the parent of a diabetic four-year-old, says putting roadblocks in front of viable research doesn’t make sense though. Kugler says the research holds the potential for a cure, and to arbitrarily shut down those efforts seems wrong.
Barrett met with the Kugler family Thursday, where he argued most scientists disagree with Walker’s support for focusing just on adult stem cells. The Milwaukee mayor says most doctors and scientists don’t want their hands tied by government decisions.