They seem to be able to do it when it comes to abortion
Abortions can be done without funding, research and the like. It is something that can be done without any government approval or monetary assistance. The same cannot be said for Stem cell research. Get my point...
ALot easier to keep stem cell research down than abortion. Abortion can be done in a back ally, stem cell research..not so much.
It is much easier to prevent something from getting started than to stop something that has already started.