(See, for example: http://www.nature.com/news/human-stem-cells-created-by-cloning-1.12983 - titled "Human Stem Cells Created by Cloning")
Wesley Smith in National Review analyzes the reasons for the inaccuracies in the reports:
First, we just went through a very busy news week. But I think the primary reason is that the scientists and media pretended that this wasn't really human cloning for political reasons; just a step in that general direction.I would add the more charitable possibility that journalist simply don't understand the science, and the scientists aren't eager to explain it -- possibly because cloing humans is illegal in many places.
But the process was exactly the same as the one that produced "Dolly" the sheep. Smith continues:
Just like Dolly the cloned sheep was a cloned sheep embryo before she was a born lamb, these human embryos were nascent human beings created through asexual means. They were not implanted into a uterus, as Dolly’s embryo was, but destroyed for their stem cells. Indeed, they were created precisely to be destroyed. That is a very big moral deal.The scientists and the media owe us an accurate explanation. If we don't know what's happening, we can't properly consider the moral implications.
... a huge deal, opening up the possibility of genetic engineering of embryos, creating custom made fetuses as organ farms, and the birth of a cloned baby...