I apologize, this really isn't an article, as such. I do feel this is an issue that is important for most rationalists. Amongst my blog reading today, I came across this. At a risk to my karma for something potentially off-topic, I thought important to post here, as I hadn't seen it mentioned.
Cutting to the chase, there is an NIH guideline document being created, and predictably anti-stem cell activists are voicing their dissent. To add pro-stem cell comments, you can post here:
The author of the first link posts this suggested comment:
I SUPPORT STEM CELL RESEARCH and wish the NIH to also fund research utilizing established hESC lines derived in accordance with the core principles that govern the derivation of new lines.
The comment period is open until May 26th. Thanks for reading. And if this is entirely off-topic for this list, please let me know and I will remove the article.