Bush Vetoes Stem Cell Bill

Aron Schatz
July 19, 2006

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In another blow to serious life saving research, Bush has vetoed a bill that would allow the federal government to release some tight restrictions on funding. Bush says that he is "Pro Life" but I guess that means that someone currently living isn't good enough to try to prolong their life.


The Senate bill's principal sponsor, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania, who recently survived a brush with cancer, was joined by Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, a physician who argued that Bush's policy is too restrictive. "I am pro-life, but I disagree with the president's decision to veto the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act," Frist said in a statement. "Given the potential of this research and the limitations of the existing lines eligible for federally funded research, I think additional lines should be made available."


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