July 25, 2006 - Issue: Vol. 152, No. 99 — Daily Edition109th Congress (2005 - 2006) - 2nd Session
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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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1510] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] STEM CELL RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2005--VETO MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (H. DOC. NO. 109-127) ______ 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. ____________________