April 12, 2007


Stem Cell Bill Easily Clears Senate But Lacks Votes to Override a Veto (Rick Weiss, April 12, 2007, Washington Post)

For the second time in nine months, the Senate yesterday passed a bill that would loosen President Bush's restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research -- but once again fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a promised veto.

Nineteen Republicans joined 44 Democrats and independents to pass, 63 to 34, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, which would allow federally funded studies of stem cells isolated from embryos slated for disposal at fertility clinics.

One hopes that Democrats have given the President one of those safewords, so he knows when to stop beating them.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 12, 2007 6:18 AM
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