Bush Vetoes Stem Cell Research Bill
WASHINGTON — President Bush vetoed an embryonic stem cell research funding bill Wednesday and called on Congress to put aside politics and support legislation that would advance science without crossing an ethical line.
“If this legislation became law, it would compel American taxpayers for the first time in our history to support the deliberate destruction of human embryos," Bush said from the East Room of the White House, where he was joined by doctors and stem cell patients. "I made it clear to Congress and to the American people that I will not allow our nation to cross this moral line."
Praise God for George Bush's right action on this crucial piece of legislation. It is providentially ironic this story comes in the midst of a meditation about an ancient people attempting to put off God's authority over them. Make no mistake, the matter of protecting unborn human life goes to the heart of submitting to God and His sovereign rule. God will not be mocked in America much longer.
The embryonic stem cell debate is extra maddening considering there are other sources for cells such as placenta's, amniotic fluid, and less adaptable, but still useful, adult stem cells. Sorry, I'm a cynical guy on this subject, I'm reasonably sure this whole thing is about money. There are companies bound to get really rich harvesting embryonic stem cells. It just so happens our culture is in a severely weakened state morally, particularly in the area of cherishing and defending human life- which equals "payday" for someone.
As a side, if you haven't already, view the movie "The Island", with Ewan MacGregor. It's not for kids, so keep that in mind. It paints a picture that's not too far fetched, should God allow us to continue down our current path much longer.