Bush vetos Stem cell research

Jon Stewart made an argument a while ago while talking to Ramesh Ponnuru.

Ramesh Ponnuru On The Daily Show

Jon: Lets talk about stem cells, because you don’t want to talk about abortion. The President said, “I do not condone the taking of innocent life to save life” and I assume that is your position on stem cell research.

Ramesh:Yes that’s right.
Jon: but couldn’t you say that is the exact justification of the Iraqi war.

Jon: There are civilian that have nothing to do with this that are dieing by the thousands.

Ramesh: But any war has civilian casualties

Jon: but what they consider collateral damage in that war, somehow is not acceptable when it might lead to a cure for lets say parkinson’s.

Video… at about 5 mins in.

Tony Snow, Press secretary:
“The President believes strongly that for the purpose of research it’s inappropriate for the federal government to finance something that many people consider murder; he’s one of them. ”

White House press conference transcripts

Many people view killing Iraqi citizens as murder.

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and Jon:

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2 Responses to Bush vetos Stem cell research

  1. matt says:

    The financing of stem cell research by the federal government is what was vetoed. You could start collecting money door to door to help finance the research but I wouldn’t recommend it what with global warming and what not.

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