Stem cell research
Stem cell research offers the hope of curing many serious diseases including Parkinson's but some types of stem cell research are dependent on cells obtained from human embryos. Some Christians tend to think that a ball of cells without feelings counts for more than a suffering human being.
Under George W. Bush stem cell research got no public funding in the United States. The main effect of the ban was that in this one area other nations were getting ahead of the United States. President Obama reversed the ban and the United States is now working hard to catch up with those other countries. They call it making up for lost time.
It has been reported that stem cells can be harvested from the umbilical of a newborn after detachment from infant and placenta, making stem cell research possible without requiring harvesting from aborted fetuses none the less, some religious groups still insist that this is shockingly immoral. Why?