You can read the spin going on here and here. They all say Sen Allen is against stem cell research. Both posters leave out a very important keyword: Embryonic. These are stem cells derived from human embryos. This bill did not address stem cell research as a whole. It addresses one form of stem cell research and that is Embryonic. I wonder why they leave that important word out? I would imagine that is because many people do not like the idea of destroying a human embryo for research or the possibilities or progression of cloning. Sen Allen voted no today to the use of my tax dollar to destroy a human embryo in the name of research. I am glad he did.
UPDATED This AM- I will add that two other stem cell research bills passed 100-0. That part was left out of the posts also. You can get the whole story if you research a little. The Bush administration has funding of stem cell research at the highest levels in history while embryonic research is going on daily - funded privately with millions of dollars.
Jerry says Oh Yeah. This Is Much More Important.