Murder Is Wrong. Is it Not?
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Tuesday after two days of emotional debate to expand federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, sending the measure to President Bush for a promised veto that would be the first of his presidency.
But in a surprise victory for embryonic stem cell supporters, the House defeated a second bill that would have encouraged stem cell research from sources other than embryos. Opponents of that bill, sponsored by Sen. Rick Santorum (news, bio, voting record), R-Pa., called it election-year cover that would allow Bush and other embryonic stem cell opponents to say they nonetheless support stem cell research.
Analysis-Last time I checked murder was wrong. If the law has changed since then please let me know. I do not like people playing politics with life and death issues and that goes for Republican and Democrat alike. The good news is President Bush is going to veto this horrendous bill. A babies age should not matter in whether it lives or dies.