This is Beverly Larranaga of Hawaii Right to Life
The U.S. Senate approved legislation (S. 5) on April 11, 2007 that would mandate federal funding of the type of stem cell research that requires the killing of human embryos.
Senator Akaka voted in support of the bill and Senator Inouye voted against the bill. The House of Representatives passed very similar legislation (H.R. 3) in January. Representative Abercrombie and Hirano both voted in support of this bill.
Quoting from the statement of Administration Policy
“President Bush has said that he will veto the legislation. The Administration believes that government has a duty to use the people’s money responsibly, both supporting important public purposes and respecting moral boundaries.”
The Senate also passed S. 30 (sponsored by Senators Norm Coleman, and Johnny Isakson, a bill to encourage research on stem cells obtained in ways that do not require the harming of human embryos.
For more information on these bills go to the National Right to Life web site at www.NRLC.org
This has been Beverly Larranaga of Hawaii Right to Life