Bush Sinks Stem Cell Bill
Posted on Jun 20, 2007
President Bush has once again exercised his executive veto privilege, nixing a bill that proposed fewer limits on stem cell research. This latest move brings the president’s overall veto total to three—two related to stem cell legislation and one shooting down a proposed time line to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.
He also issued an executive order encouraging scientists to focus on ways to conduct research without using stem cells from human embryos.
Mr Bush said advances must be pursued in a way “that respects human dignity and upholds our moral values”.