Bush’s Shameful Stem Cell Veto

So shameful that the Republicans figured out a way to push it through as quickly as possible. So shameful that Bush barred the media from covering it.

Bush_stem_cellHere’s how Bush explained his veto of a bill that has broad support from legislators and the public:

“Yet we must also remember that embryonic stem cells come from human embryos that are destroyed themselves. Each of these human embryos is a unique human life, with inherent dignity and matchless value. We see that value in the children who are with us today. Each of these children began his or her life as a frozen embryo that was created for in vitro fertilization, but remained unused after fertility treatments were complete. Each of these children was adopted while still an embryo, and has been blessed with the chance to grow up in a loving family. These boys and girls are not spare parts.”

Why Bush’s argument makes no sense

Bush has chosen to be penny-wise, pound-foolish and rather than make a far-sighted choice that might save millions of lives down the road he has forsaken many (including some of his core supporters) in order to please his theocratic base. Let’s hope folks remember in November.