Thursday, June 07, 2007
Blunt: Bush will veto stem cell bill again
Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt issued the following statement following today's passage of a stem cell bill in Congress:
"There’s no question the advancement of stem cell research should be a top priority of this Congress. The only question is where to draw the ethical line. For me, that boundary is the destruction of human life. Yet once again today, Democrats chose to pass a measure that ignores alternative forms of research in favor of a bill that uses taxpayer money to fund an ethically controversial, technically unproven methodology. Thankfully, this bill is nearly identical to the one already vetoed by the president once and destined for the same fate again.
"Democrats could have used today’s floor time to promote research we all could support – research into adult stem cells and cells taken from umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid and the skin. Instead, the majority rejected the idea of working with House Republicans to achieve something meaningful, and instead pulled a political stunt."