The Kerry campaign is taking advantage of current pressure on stem cell legislation to reaffirm their candidate's support for stem cell research and therapeutic cloning. "John Kerry supports lifting the ban on stem cell research. As president, he will overturn the ban on federal funding of research on new stem cell lines, and he will allow doctors and scientists to explore their full potential with the appropriate ethical oversight." Given the tenuous relationship between campaign promises and acts in office, we'll see how this all turns out. Restrictive legislation, no matter how stupid or loathed, has a way of hanging around for decades.