Embryonic Stem Cell Veto
Posted by ssbg on July 19, 2006
Why are some people so worked up over this veto?
Private embryonic stem cell research was legal yesterday, is legal today and is legal next week.
President Bush is the first President to ever provide funds for embryonic stem cell research. The Administration has made available more than $90 million for research on existing embryonic stem cell lines. This small amount of funding is dwarfed by the research budgets of the pharmaceutical companies.
If you want to get worked up about something, I would be worked up about the Democrats who halted an effort to provide funding for “adult” stem cell research that has actually resulted in therapies while embryonic research has yielded nothing. I am not worked up about this either but it makes more sense to be worked up here.