President Bush Vetoes Embryonic Stem Cell Legislation… Again

For the second time, George W. Bush has vetoed a bill which would authorize federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Following his veto, the President had some words to share concerning science and morality: “America is a nation founded on the principle that all human life is sacred. And our conscience calls us to pursue the possibilities of science in a manner that respects human dignity and upholds our moral values.” He went on to state clearly that “destroying human life in the hopes of saving human life is not ethical.”

For all the grief that President Bush gets for being “stubborn,” the pro-embryo-destruction crowd is far worse. Embryonic stem cells shouldn’t even be an issue anymore since new research indicates that adult cells can be returned to pluripotency. Nevertheless, proponents of embryonic research are still vehemently fighting to get the federal government to pay for it, stating that they will continue to bring it up until the issue has enough Congressional support to override a veto or until there is a pro-embryo-destruction President in the White House. How sad.

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