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Originally posted by xpert11
I never really understood why people could be so dead against stem cell research to me it seems to be small mildness’ and at worse they want to see people suffer.
Originally posted by bodebliss
Just look at the world population.
It's got to be too much sex.
Originally posted by Memorialday1999
Just because not everyone concurs with stem cell research does not make us small minded.
As humans we have the right to our perspectives. No one wants to see people suffer from anything but not everything in life is easy nor does the end always justify the means. Be careful not to catagorize people so quickly. There are different levels to this debate and vary different reasons for persons to take one side or another.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Friday threw his support behind House-passed legislation to expand federal financing for human embryonic stem cell research, breaking with President Bush and religious conservatives in a move that could impact his prospects for seeking the White House in 2008.
"It's not just a matter of faith, it's a matter of science," Frist, R-Tennessee, said on the floor of the Senate.
Frist's announcement immediately dented his support among Christian conservatives but won lavish praise from former first lady Nancy Reagan, who said it "has the potential to alleviate so much suffering." Her husband, the late former President Ronald Reagan, had Alzheimer's disease.
At the White House, press secretary Scott McClellan said Frist had given Bush advance notice of his announcement. "The president said, 'You've got to vote your conscience,"' McClellan said.
"The president's made his position clear," the spokesman said when asked if Bush stands by his threat to veto a pending bill that would liberalize federal support for stem cell research.
"There is a principle involved here from the president's standpoint when it comes to issues of life," McClellan said.