Misleading Obama Attack Ad On Stem Cell Research

ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) today issued the following statement on Barack Obama’s misleading new radio ad on stem cell research, which is airing in the Philadelphia suburbs:

“The fact is John McCain has been a champion for stem cell research, which holds the promise of curing devastating diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. John McCain bucked the majority of our party in standing strong with me in urging the Bush Administration to lift restrictions on stem cell research, and last year voted to overturn the Bush policy.

“Delaware Valley voters deserve the truth: On stem cell research and so many other issues, John McCain is a maverick who always puts his country first. As president, he’ll advance the cause of potentially lifesaving medical research that can free families from the fear and devastation of illness.”

FACT CHECK: OBAMA RADIO AD FALSELY ALLEGES THAT MCCAIN DOES NOT SUPPORT STEM CELL RESEARCH, WHEN HE CLEARLY DOES

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