President Bush issued his second veto yesterday to prohibit the advancement of stem cell research, which holds the promise of finding cures for some of the most devastating and debilitating diseases millions in our country and around the world are faced with today.
With this veto, President Bush ignored the majority of Republicans and Americans who have overwhelming showed support for stem cell research. The President’s own personal views have inhibited him from proving that he truly is a “compassionate conservative”.
The Senate will vote in the coming days on a potential override of the veto; they are near the 2/3 majority needed to complete the override. However, votes are still needed in the House to make this vital research law.
With Democrats in control, it’s likely this is not the last time that we will see a bill on stem cell research. Will President Bush come around and see the potential this research holds?