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U.S. House passed Stem Cell Bill

“American tax payers would for the first time in our history be compelled to support the deliberate destruction of human embryos.  Crossing that line would be a grave mistake.” 


President George Bush was responding to the Embryonic Stem Cell Research bill that passed in Congress a couple days ago, that would use taxpayer money to fund this research.


I’m 99.9% sure President Bush will veto this bill, but it will be close if congress tries to over turn it with a 2/3 majority.   If you recall, a couple months ago, the U.S. Senate passed this bill (https://rightorprivilege.wordpress.com/2007/04/13/stem-cell-research-vote/).  So, if you were confused like I was, it was just passed by the U.S. House now, and is going to the President to veto or pass… yes, politics is confusing! : ) As many of you know, if a bill passes the House, it must pass in the Senate in order to go to the President, and vice versa.  If the President vetoes it, then congress can overturn the veto with a 2/3 majority vote.  I hope this clears up any ?’s you might have.



My quick, random thoughts concerning the quote:

Hasn’t this already happened in a different way?  Planned Parenthood is funded by taxpayers.  I do not support abortion and birth control, yet my money goes towards this organization.  Isn’t it fair to say that we shouldn’t be “compelled to support the deliberate destruction of human [beings]”. 

  • What do you think?  Are there any other things that we are”compelled to support” because that’s where our money is going (not our choice, but those representing us)?


June 12, 2007 - Posted by | Political Updates


  1. I see what you mean by the indirect supporting of something . . . I didn’t know that our taxes go towards Planned Parenthood. Who put that into effect? And do you have any idea how much $ is going to them?


    Comment by Amy | July 27, 2007 | Reply

  2. It has been around for a while. I’m sure you could go to their website and see who founded it. A lot of $ goes toward it, but I don’t know how much (in the millions, because we’re talking federal here). You could research and find out. Ask the ACLJ (www.aclj.com), they’d probably know.

    Comment by Betsy | July 31, 2007 | Reply

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