Via Kathryn Jean Lopez at the Corner is the latest euphemism for embryonic stem-cell research. "early stem-cell research" as used in this story and others. The culture of death is tenacious when it comes to coming up with new phrases to describing murder. Though that is always a helpful sign when they have to resort to obfuscation instead of just speaking the truth. That they know they will meet resistance when they speak honestly so they must hide the truth of what they advocate. Human embryo harvesting for example would be much more honest that therapeutic cloning, though even the phrase "theraputic cloning" was determined to be too harsh and they have now resorted to "somatic cell nuclear transfer" instead.