The truth is that not a single 'baby was saved' by the ban because these embryonic stem cell lines are made from material that would otherwise literally be thrown in the trash. Banning them did not 'save' a single blastocyst, and it came at the cost of delaying or denying lifesaving treatment to millions of people.
Nonetheless, George Bush bamboozled the fundamentalists into believing that he was the second son of god for doing so. The ugly truth is that eight years of research into stem cell therapy was wasted for political gain.
Time.com has an article this week called, Stem Cell Research: The Quest Resumes which illuminates the 8-year hiatus on important research, delayed by an incompetent president and a knot of Bible-thumpers. Hope is on the way now that we have a science-friendly in the White House once again.