Thursday, July 20, 2006

Good on ya Bush!

As expected US President G.W. Bush used his right of veto for the first time overnight to stop the exansion of embyonic stem cell reseach.

His message to the House of Respresenatives was blunt and to the point.

I am returning herewith without my approval H.R. 810, the "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005."
Like all Americans, I believe our Nation must vigorously pursue the tremendous possibilities that science offers to cure disease and improve the lives of millions. Yet, as science brings us ever closer to unlocking the secrets of human biology, it also offers temptations to manipulate human life and violate human dignity. Our conscience and history as a Nation demand that we resist this temptation. With the right scientific techniques and the right policies, we can achieve scientific progress while living up to our ethical responsibilities.

Ironically though, he held a press conference soon after with babies born because of IVF. Here.

It's been a big week for the President who was caught using four-letter expletives with Tony Blair and now
in trouble over a massage given to the German Chancellor.

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