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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Bush Vetoes Stem Cell Bill

Yesterday, Bush used his first veto on the stem cell research bill, once more denying millions of sick Americans a potential cure. Framing Science discusses how Bush was able to win the "battle of the visual" yesterday by surrounding himself with babies born of "unwanted embryos". Yet, that room or the streets outside should have been filled with the sea of Americans who would be doomed to a slow and painful death due to a debilitating degenerative illness without research leading to a cure. If Bush is so pro-life, why is he willing to discard the lives of so many Americans? And if he is pro-life and wants to advocate for the rights of a series of frozen cells, why hasn't he at least instituted a plan to improve the chances of finding couples willing to take frozen embryos and implant them (which, by the way, is a costly, time-consuming process with a low success rate)? Sure, Bush is holding a cute blonde baby in one of the photos from yesterday's press conference. But Bush is as good as dropping it on its head by arguing that frozen embryos have the right to be born (somehow, someway -- after all, Bush is unconcerned about the transition between frozen freezer storage and human womb...) but Americans don't have the right to live long and healthy lives. Bush is completely out-of-touch of the will of the people. Let us hope that the rest of America's politicians are willing to speak out against him in favour of their constituency.

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Anonymous gatamala said...

Actually, Jenn, Bush is unconcerned about the transition from birth to death.

7/21/2006 08:43:00 AM  

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