Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Chicken Little Senate backs Stem Cell Research

Just as expected this, our gutless Republicans in the Senate screw us again, by way of RINO Frist:

"WASHINGTON - The Senate approved less-controversial stem cell and "fetal farming" bills Tuesday as it sped toward passage of embryonic stem cell legislation that President Bush has promised to veto.

One measure, sponsored by Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., would encourage stem cell research using cells from sources other than embryos in an effort to cure diseases and treat injuries.

The other bill, co-sponsored by Santorum and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., would ban so-called "fetal farming," the possibility of growing and aborting fetuses for research.

The two bills were approved by 100-0 Senate votes Tuesday and were headed for House votes later in the day. Bush is expected to sign them as early as Wednesday.

Not so the third and most controversial measure, which would lift Bush's restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Bush and some other conservatives liken the studies to abortion because a human embryo is destroyed in the process of extracting the all-purpose stem cells. The life extinguished, they argue, is worth more than any medical advance.

Supporters say the bill authorizes research only on days-old embryos conceived as part of the fertility process that would be otherwise discarded.

The bill, which passed the House last year, was expected to win more than the 60 votes required for passage. Bush was expected to issue the first veto of his presidency, rejecting the measure as early as Wednesday morning, with a House override attempt scheduled for later in the day."

Make sure you let your Senator/Representitive know how you expect him/her vote when it comes back to the House. I expect the House will not be able to override - they are made of stauncher stuff than the Skizoid Republican Senate who can't decide who they are on any qiven day.

More: "WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Tuesday after two days of emotional debate to expand federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and sent the measure to President Bush for a promised veto, the first of his presidency.

The bill passed 63-37, four votes short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override Bush's veto. The president left little doubt he would reject the bill despite late appeals on its behalf from fellow Republicans Nancy Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"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."

Obviously Senator Frist does not - say goodbye to 2008. For the rest of the Republicans in the Senate, the hell with you. This was your chance and you show that you are NOT on the side of those who elected you.

Still on a day when the House fails to hold up the sanctity of marriage they approve of the harvesting of babies. Word to the Republican on the Hill - Tread carefully, we're watching you.

Let Frist know how you feel:

Washington, D.C.:
Office of Senator Bill Frist
509 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-228-1264 (fax)

Office of Senator Bill Frist
28 White Bridge Road
Suite 211
Nashville, TN 37205
615-352-9985 (fax)

He does NOT speak for our Party or our principles, it's time to let him know that.

UPDATE: How about this, the HR 810 bill sponsor, U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon calls for it's VETO, read here.

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