The Senate voted 63 to 37 today to expand federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, ushering in what is shaping up to be a guaranteed veto by President Bush, his first since taking office in 2001.
“The simple answer is he thinks murder’s wrong,” said White House spokesman Tony Snow. “The president is not going to get on the slippery slope of taking something living and making it dead for the purposes of scientific research.”
This is slippery slope legislation, and if Bush were to sign the bill as is, we’d be one step closer to full-on fetus farming, the implanting of a human embryo in a woman or animal for the sole purpose of harvesting cells or tissue. The president is keeping his word to do everything he can to prevent this, and I for one, respect that.
UPDATE: It’s in the books.