House Approves Stem Cell Research Expansion


The House of Representatives just voted to approve the Embryonic Stem Cell Research Act of 2005. This act would lift President Bush's 2001 restrictions on the federal funding of research on human embryonic stem cells. In moral grandstanding earlier today, President Bush threatened to exercise his first veto over this legislation. President Bush is so solicitous of embryos that he is more careful of them than is Nature and (for believers) Nature's God. Meanwhile actually existing human beings who perhaps might be spared disease, disability and early death by means of embryonic stem treatments can just go hang.