Senator Coleman Echoes President Bush in Stance Against Stem Cell Research

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Despite bipartisan support for a bill that passed both Houses of Congress, our own U.S. Senator Norm Coleman voted against legislation that would expand funding for embryonic stem cell research. This position mirrors that of President Bush, who used his veto power for the very first time to block this legislation. Neither Coleman nor Bush have announced their own plan for the nearly 400,000 frozen embryos currently in storage, many of which will be destroyed.

Update: President Bush vetoed the stem cell bill, as expected, and the House failed in its attempt to override. Meanwhile, White House political adviser Karl Rove was caught making the false claim that adult stem cell research holds more promise than research using embryonic stem cells. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, British scientists have denounced a Catholic Cardinal’s call to excommunicate anyone who works in the field of embryonic stem cell research. more

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