Thursday, June 21, 2007

Bush Issues Veto on Stem Cell Research

President Bush issued his second veto yesterday to prohibit the advancement of stem cell research, which holds the promise of finding cures for some of the most devastating and debilitating diseases millions in our country and around the world are faced with today.

With this veto, President Bush ignored the majority of Republicans and Americans who have overwhelming showed support for stem cell research. The President's own personal views have inhibited him from proving that he truly is a "compassionate conservative".

The Senate will vote in the coming days on a potential override of the veto; they are near the 2/3 majority needed to complete the override. However, votes are still needed in the House to make this vital research law.

With Democrats in control, it's likely this is not the last time that we will see a bill on stem cell research. Will President Bush come around and see the potential this research holds?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The second veto by this President on the most important and most promising research of this or, frankly, any other century can only be viewed as complete disregard for the entire scientific community, every citizen who suffers from the vast range of diseases this research will eventually cure and the vast majority of the electorate who have made it clear they endorse spending federal dollars to expand this research. That's an incredibly large community to ignore and I can only hope the elected officials who sided with this President and voted against this important legislation will become just as unemployed as this President in November, 2008.

Lauren said...

I couldn't agree more. Through this veto, Bush has definitely proved once and for all that he is neither a compassionate nor a common sense conservative. What the GOP really needs is a candidate who can appeal to the true majority of Republicans who support stem-cell research, a woman's right to choose and other issues that show that they are real Republicans.