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House Votes to Reverse Ban on Stem Cell Funding

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by axeil, May 25, 2005.

  1. axeil

    axeil IncGamers Member

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    House Votes to Reverse Ban on Stem Cell Funding

    Just saw this on the New York Times:

    So it looks like Bush may veto his first piece of legislation. Any thoughts? All I can say is I'm proud my local Senator is leading the fight for stem cell research in the Senate.

    Link here: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/24/p...87200&partner=rssyahoo&emc=rss&pagewanted=all
     
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    Bush will be a hero to the fundamentalists.
     
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    If Bush vetoes the bill, the South Koreans will probably be happy.
     
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    The main problem is that if Bush does decide to veto (which he most likely will), the House has nowhere near the majority to override the veto. Which obviously means, this bill may already be dead in the water.

    Which is a goddamn shame too considering that this is one of the few bills in quite some time that has drawn support from members of both parties and might actually cause a shake up among the parties' power structures.
     
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    As will the British .

    The timing of this Bill is certainly interesting, to say the least.
     
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    I just don't want to hear the fundamentalists and right-wingers complaining in 20 years when we don't have the technology to cure the diseases this could lead to curing. And I certainly don't want to catch any of them travelling abroad to get treatment.
     
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    Well, we can always reorganize the research to label it as "bio-weapons research."

    Anything labeled military and national defense has always flown under the religious radar.
     
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    This news does not actually shed as much light on the subject as it should.

    Notice the federal money part. San Francisco has been chosen as a new center for stem cell research in California, and with the 1 million it has been promised from federal funding, it has still managed to acquire 3 billion dollars for its original operations. I am sure that fundraising will not be terribly hard for a cause like this, especially in CA, and even if President Bush doesn't feel this is a cause worth funding, research will still continue undaunted.

    For something that has drawn considerable support from both sides, I find it hard to believe that the bill will not be redrawn if it is defeated.

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