Bush Vetoes Stem Cell Act

Orders Research on Non-Embryonic Lines

WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 20, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Before vetoing a bill that would promote embryonic stem cell research, U.S. President George Bush issued an order to promote research on pluripotent stem cells “derived by ethically responsible techniques.”

Bush used his veto power today to kill the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007, a bill he said “would compel American taxpayers — for the first time in our history — to support the deliberate destruction of human embryos.”