Stem Cell Research Legislation Veto

President Bush spoke about why he cast the first veto of his presidency against one of two stem cell research bills. He vetoed the… read more

President Bush spoke about why he cast the first veto of his presidency against one of two stem cell research bills. He vetoed the measure that would have eased curbs on federal funding of research that uses embryonic stem cells. He said this legislation “crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect.”

He signed the other bill that continued to make federal funds available for research only on embryonic stem cell lines derived from embryos tat had already been destroyed. He noted that he had made these federal funds available five years ago. 

Grouped behind the president were families who had adopted frozen embryos not wanted by other couples and used the embryos to have children. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Stem Cell Research Legislation Veto

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193500-1
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White House Event
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Speech
Location:
East Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 19, 2006
Last Aired:
Apr 17, 2007

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  • Jul 19, 2006 | 8:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 20, 2006 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 20, 2006 | 2:48am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 16, 2007 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 16, 2007 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 17, 2007 | 5:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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