Bush Uses First Veto To Restrict Scientific Research

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    Bush vetoes embryonic stem-cell bill

    Wednesday, July 19, 2006; Posted: 2:28 p.m. EDT (18:28 GMT)

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/07/19/stemcells.veto/index.html
     
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    The veto does not restrict scientific research. It restricts federal funding of research. Private funding has never been proscribed. In fact, President Bush has been the first President to allow stem cell research.

    Its amazing how people can twist things.
     
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    I think we should use the money that pays for abstinence only research and government-funded studies on the power of prayer to save lives.

    Notice a pattern here?

    Gee...no one complains about the money spent on that stuff. Why only about something that saves lives? Hmmmmmm....
     
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    Since when does the government fund studies on the power of prayer?

    And people probably dont complain about it because it doesnt involve growing humans in test tubes and killing them for experiments.
     
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    In answer to your question:

    http://www.stnews.org/Research-2372.htm

    In response to your comment:

    Neither did this bill. It was talking about using frozen embryos unused in the in vitro fertilization process. We're not talking about "people" or "killing".
     
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    funny thing my daughter was once a frozen embryo....in fact she had 30 other siblings in that freezer with her.....when the doctor picked one they picked her....all her siblings are dead now....my wife and i donated them all to science....they gave their lives to help others....i hope....

    so believe whatever you like based on whatever personal experience you have had concerning this issue....
     
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    Yeah, it is amazing how people will twist things. Embryonic stem-cell research wasn't even an option until the time President Bush was in office, so it's ridiculous to say that he's "the first President to allow stem cell research." Of course he is! It didn't exist until he was in office!

    The bottom line is that he will use his first veto to stifle research that could lead to cures for diseases and improve the quality of life for millions all so he can continue to court his religious conservative voter base. Meanwhile, the embryos in question are frozen and will be destroyed anyway, without ever having been used for good, so the moral "killing human life" argument is moot anyway.

    Also, restrictions in the US will lead to scientific breakthroughs abroad, so foreign nations will benefit from stell-cell therapies before we do.

    President Bush's decision to veto this bill sucks. But why am I surprised?
     
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    So was my son.

    *Edit* Well, actually, I don't think he ever got to the frozen stage.

    I do. ;)

    *Edit* And thank you for donating them to research. I hope they saved lives.
     
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    The title of your thread betrays how biased you are. You're unteachable, my sweet Jillian. Poor girl....
     
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    Everyone's biased, sweetie-kins.
     

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