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Acton Institute, August 8: Rev. Grand Rapids, MI - President Bush will announce his decision on federal funding of fetal stem cell research tonight, and Acton Institute president Rev. Robert A. Sirico will be available for comment regarding the decision.

For Father Sirico's recent Wall Street Journal editorial articulating his position on the use of fetal stem cells in research, see

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