(LIFENEWS) — Michael J. Fox was one of the leading campaigners for embryonic stem cell research. He aggressively pushed to force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research, opposed pro-life limits on it, and even attended a State of the Union address by President George W. Bush in order to flaunt his position.

Now, with embryonic stem cells nowhere closer to yielding any beneficial results for patients, Fox is admitting embryonic stem cell research isn’t all he claimed it was cracked up to be.

In a new interview with ABC News, he told Diane Sawyer there have been have been “problems along the way,” to a supposed therapy for Parkinson’s from embryonic stem cells and said new drug therapies are showing real promise and are “closer today” to providing a cure.

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