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April 12, 2007

Washington/Political News

"Stem Cell Bill Passes in the Senate, but Bush Promises a Veto"


On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill that eases the restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. The bill passed 63-34, with almost all of the Democrats and 17 of the Republicans supporting it. Many Senators, such as Orrin Hatch, expressed hope that stem cell research will lead to remedies for Parkinson's and diabetes. Polls show a substantial number of Americans support the research.

However, President Bush promises to veto the legislation, saying that it crosses a moral boundary that he feels should not be crossed. He vetoed similar legislation which passed in the Senate last year, the only time he has used his veto power while in office.

For more information, see the New York Times article.

Posted by glovisa at April 12, 2007 09:28 PM

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