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Posted on Jan 11, 2007

The House has passed legislation in support of stem cell research. The vote was 253 to 174. President Bush’s only use of the veto was to nix a similar bill last year, and this proposed expansion of research is seen as a direct challenge to him.


The stem cell bill was among the top priorities for the Democrats, who took control of Congress last week, but Mr Bush has vowed to veto it.

Advocates of stem cell research say it could lead to cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Mr Bush says the research would destroy human life in the name of science.

The bill was passed by 253 to 174, but fell short of a two-thirds majority needed to overcome the veto.

“Today, by passing legislation to expand stem cell research, the House gave voice to the hopes of more than 100 million Americans and their families,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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By Missy, January 12, 2007 at 8:18 am Link to this comment
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I’m not usually a big responder of emails like the site address above but I feel this one is worthy. Check it out if you’d like to see the particular 12 religous rights who are keeping the vote from being 2/3. If it weren’t for this particular dozen Bush wouldn’t have the power to veto.

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By Bob Cornwall, January 11, 2007 at 7:50 pm Link to this comment
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Isn’t it odd that the President would cast his only vetoes to block legislation that entertains wide support among the American people and even has the support of such a conservative stalwart as Orrin Hatch?  I don’t see the logic in this, nor the moral sense either.

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By Quy Tran, January 11, 2007 at 7:14 pm Link to this comment
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When Bush says “the research would destroy human life in the name of science” but don’t forget he and his criminal administration are destroying human beings in the name of freedom and democratic benefactors via killings.

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