GWB signs stem-cell research bill, permitting all kinds

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    President Bush signs bill permitting stem cell research

    July 19, 2006

    AP - President Bush has signed a bill that removes all restrictions on stem cell research, including the controversial "embryonic" stem cell resarch.

    "I have made this decision with great care, and I pray that it is the right one," said Bush from his ranch in Crawford, Texas.

    The bill not only allows all types of research to proceed without restriction, but even provides Federal funding for most kinds. All kinds of stem cell research have been going on for years, including the controversial embryonic type. This bill maintains that freedom for all kinds, and provides Federal funding for all but the embryonic type.

    "We must proceed with great care," Bush said. He said research using embryonic stem cells involved "great promise, and great peril."

    Bush's political opponents seemed surprised and confused at the apparent contrast between his signing of the broad bill favoring stem cell research, with their own insistance that Bush opposed such research.

    The signing took place at a ceremony at the President's ranch at Crawford, Texas, on August 10, 2001. The President's policy on stem cell research has not changed since that time. His opponents have maintained their confusion, issuing statements to the effect that Bush opposed stem cell research, and that the embyonic type could cure various diseases. In fact, the results of embryonic stem cell research, which has gone on unrestricted for years, has never produced a viable cure for any disease or affliction. Only adult stem cell research has produced actual cures.

    Today, the President is considering vetoing a different bill that will provide additional Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. If he does, it will not affect the freedom of laboratories to do such research in any way, but merely withhold Federal funds for that type. There is no word yet on whether his opponents will praise him for keeping his 2000 campaign promise not to give Federal funding for such embryonic cell research.

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    From what I understanding it was the withholding federal funding that was his position to begin with. Obviously the government cant prevent private business from doing such research. The question has always been whether the federal government should fund it.

    And personally I dont think the government should fund most things.
     
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    Which bill is this?
     
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    A silly fantasy...

    AP (Acorn Press) etc.

    Probably should go in the humor section or just plain deleted.
     
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    What fantasy? Did you find some part of the article that wasn' true?

    The funniest parts haven't happened yet.

    Why? The article points out something very important: That the left's constant barrage of "Bush opposes stem cell research, he wants Alzheimers victims to die, etc. etc." are a load of tripe and have been from day one. They've been trying to bash him with such falsehoods since before he was elected, but have never been able to muster any truth to their accusations.

    The bill being considered today, merely provides Federal fiunding for embryonic stem cell research. Bush's upcoming veto of it, will simply withhold that Federal money, but will not halt the research or affect the millions being spent on research in corporate and private labs for years... research that has so far produced no cures for anything. Only adult stem-cell research has produced cures for a number of afflictions.

    Leftists don't like the truth being revealed about either ESCR or Bush's permission of all kinds of it, because that will reveal just how dishonest and duplicitous their campaign against him has been.
     
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    Don't get me wrong...I am with you on the confusion/bashing etc. I just thought it rather humorous that some missed the "Acorn Press" thing and the 2001 date.
     
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