Bush uses first-ever veto to kill popular stem cell bill
Bush uses first-ever veto to kill popular stem cell
Jul 19 2:34 PM US/Eastern
US President George W. Bush used his legislative veto
for the first time to block a bill that would have
expanded federal funding for embryonic stem cell
"It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society
needs to respect, so I vetoed it," Bush said at the
The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, passed by the
US Senate on Tuesday, would lift rules Bush set in
2001 that make federal funds available only for
research on a small number of embryonic stem cell
lines which existed at that time.
Supporters have said the research offers major hope to
cure many life-threatening illnesses including
Parkinsons disease and Alzheimers' disease.
But the president had repeatedly threatened to veto
the bill on moral grounds.
"We must also remember that embryonic stem cells come
from human embryos that are destroyed for their cells.
Each of these human embryos is a unique human life
with inherent dignity and matchless value," Bush said
in his comments to specially invited families at the
"Some people argue that finding new cures for disease
requires the destruction of human embryos," Bush said,
before adding: "I disagree.
"I believe that with the right techniques and the
right policies we can achieve scientific progress
while living up to our ethical responsibilities."
- Thanks to this pro-death, pro-suffering administration we have to wait
another 2 years to see the passage of the bill. It's a tragic day to
American and mankind.
- Sad as that is, it should usher in some pro stem cell
politicans in Nov. At every turn, this guy gets it
wrong.. I didn't he could pass his ancestor Franklin
Pierce, who I have as the 3rd worst president ever,
but he might suprise me...
--- Ram Lau <ramlau@...> wrote:
> Thanks to this pro-death, pro-suffering
> administration we have to wait
> another 2 years to see the passage of the bill. It's
> a tragic day to
> American and mankind.
> wrong.. I didn't he could pass his ancestor FranklinHe was already below Pierce to me after Katrina. Unless some really
> Pierce, who I have as the 3rd worst president ever,
> but he might suprise me...
great happens in the remaining days of his presidency, he will be
remembered as the worst president that America ever had.