Sunday, April 15, 2007

Pres. Bush Set to Veto Embryonic Stem Cell Funding Bill

From "President Bush Responds to Passage of Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill" by Steven Ertelt, posted 4/12/07, at

President Bush responded to the Senate's approval Wednesday of a bill that would force taxpayers to pay for embryonic stem cell research even though it requires the destruction of human life. He confirmed a statement the White House issued on his behalf earlier this week saying he would veto the bill.

The president said "the advancement of science and medicine need not conflict with the ethical imperative to protect every human life."

Saying he was a "strong supporter of scientific research," President Bush pointed out that his administration was the first to provide federal funding for stem cell research.

Overall, more than $3 billion has gone to innovative research on all forms of stem cells under the Bush administration, contributing to proven medical treatments that use human stem cells from adult and other non-embryonic sources.

"While encouraging -- not banning -- research, my policy also ensures that federal funds are not used to create incentives to destroy, or harm, or create living human embryos for purposes of research," he explained.

Contact Pres. Bush and thank him for his courageous stand for life.

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