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Blunt on Stem Cell Vote: Focus Should Be On Patients, Not Political Stunts

June 8th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

WASHINGTON, June 7 PRNewswire-USNewswireHouse Republican Whip

Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement this afternoon (Thursday) after Democratic leaders once again brought up and passed a controversial stem cell measure already vetoed once by President Bush, and likely to be vetoed again:”There’s no question the advancement of stem cell research should be a top priority of this Congress. The only question is where to draw the ethical line.

“For me, that boundary is the destruction of human life. Yet once again today, Democrats chose to pass a measure that ignores alternative forms of research in favor of a bill that uses taxpayer money to fund an ethically controversial, technically unproven methodology. Thankfully, this bill is nearly identical to the one already vetoed by the president once and destined for the same fate again.

“Democrats could have used today’s floor time to promote research we all could support — research into adult stem cells and cells taken from umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid and the skin. (Read entire statement)

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