Bush was all about “life” today as he threatened to veto a bill that would allow taxpayer money for embryonic stem cell research.
He basically says that if you have a horrific disease, tough shit. He’s not going to allow something akin to a minute blob of jelly to be murdered just so you can possibly have a few more years of life to enjoy. So if a bill comes to his desk and anywhere inside is a request for federal money to do more embryonic stem cell research, he will veto the bill and give an embryo a reprieve. How cavalier of him. Brought to you by the same man who sent soldiers to die in Iraq “so we don’t have to fight the terrorists here”. Same man who giggled about Carla Fay Tucker’s execution. But damn, he will save the embryos, cause he’s all about life
"I made very clear to Congress that the use of federal money, taxpayer's money, to promote science which destroys life in order to save life - I'm against that," Bush said. "Therefore, if the bill does that, I would veto it."
“Bush began the day at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast where he was cheered for urging people to "pray that America uses the gift of freedom to build a culture of life."
The remark was a public reaffirmation of his position on sensitive issues such as abortion and stem cell research.
Bush recalled the legacy of the late Pope John Paul II and said, "The best way to honor this great champion of human freedom is to continue to build a culture of life where the strong protect the weak."
Culture of Life indeed, but just certain lives, the lives that please his base. Otherwise, to hell with the innocents and soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. To hell with people suffering from life threatening diseases who might benefit from this research. Why don’t their lives qualify to be saved too?
Is the killing of existing human beings okay? Is it the destruction of the tiny blobs of cells that really bothers him? Judging by his actions, guess so.
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