STEM CELL RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2005--VETO MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (H. DOC. NO. 109-127); Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 99
(Extensions of Remarks - July 25, 2006)

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   STEM CELL RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2005--VETO MESSAGE FROM THE 
          PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (H. DOC. NO. 109-127)

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                               speech of

                             HON. DAVID WU

                               of oregon

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, July 19, 2006

  Mr. WU. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support for H.R. 810, the Stem Cell 
Research Enhancement Act, and the override of the President's veto of 
this monumental commitment to historic scientific research.
  Yet again, the administration turned its back on science and chose 
politics.
  Embryonic stem cell research will go on, with or without the United 
States. Diabetes, Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's Disease will be cured, with 
or without the United States.
  The stem cells in an embryo are special tissue. We should not create 
them with the intent to terminate them later. But here, embryos were 
created with the intent to bring more children in to the world, and 
once a baby is born many fertilized eggs are not implanted. The only 
alternate fate for them now is disposal.
  Let us not waste potential human life, let us not waste these 
fertilized eggs by destroying them. Let us use them to save human lives 
through stem cell research.




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