[extropy-chat] Stem Cell politics in the US: House Votes to Ease Stem Cell Restrictions

Brett Paatsch bpaatsch at bigpond.net.au
Tue May 24 23:02:21 UTC 2005

May 24, 6:39 PM (ET)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ignoring President Bush's veto threat,
the House voted Tuesday to lift limits on embryonic stem
cell research, a measure supporters said could accelerate
cures for diseases but opponents viewed as akin to abortion.

Bush called the bill a mistake and said he would veto it.
The House approved it by a 238-194 vote, far short of the
two-thirds majority that would be needed to override a veto.


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