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    AmP Countdown: Time left to demand that Congress make health care reform pro-life: 2009-11-07 18:00:00 GMT-05:00


    Wednesday, July 19, 2006

    The Stem Cell Storm continues - Veto expected today

    Update: President Bush has used the first veto of his presidency.

    From the AP:
    President Bush readied the first veto of his presidency to stop legislation to ease limits on federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research. The veto is expected as soon as the measure reaches his desk. White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said that was expected to happen about midday Wednesday, and that Bush would veto the measure as promised. [More...]

    The AP also has an article on the birthplace of Embryonic Stem Cell Research: the U. of Wisconsin.

    Some catholic coverage of this debate:

    A good article excerpted from Ethics & Medics (published by the National Catholic Bioethics Center):

    Why Embryo Destruction is Worse than Abortion

    Several prominent anti-abortion politicians, including Orrin Hatch and Bill Frist, joined the Senate majority in endorsing the public funding of embryonic stem cell research. To the casual observer it might appear that the arguments against abortion must be stronger than those against publicly funding the destruction of embryos. This conclusion, however, would be mistaken. The funding of destructive embryo research is actually worse than legal abortion. [More...]

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