A Man of His Word: Bush Fulfills Promise To Veto Human Stem Cell Bill

Washington, DC — Operation Rescue applauds President George W. Bush for fulfilling his promise today by using the first veto of his presidency to nix a bill that would have allowed increased federal funding for life-destructive human embryo experimentation.

Bush signed the veto surrounded by “Snowflake” children, kids who were adopted as frozen embryos from In Vitro fertilization facilities. Bush referred to them by stating, “They remind us of what is lost when embryos are destroyed in the name of research. The remind us that we all begin our lives as a small collection of cells. And they remind us that in our zeal for new treatments and cures, America must never abandon our fundamental morals.”

Bush continued, “As science brings us every closer to unlocking the secrets of human biology, it also offers temptations to manipulate human life and violate human dignity. Our conscience in history as a nation demand that we resist this temptation.”

Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, was elated at the news.

“It is gratifying to see President Bush being a man of his word on this life and death issue,” Newman said. “This is the first time he has unleashed the veto pen and it is against the pro-abortion, anti-life crowd.”

“When we diminish the worth of human life at the most vulnerable stages to something that only has value in how it may serve others, then we diminish the sanctity of all life. Where does it stop? Today perhaps the utilitarians may destroy human embryos in some humanistic notion stolen from science fiction shows that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. But life is really not some cheesy Star Trek episode, and if we stop valuing the lives of the few, the lives of the many eventually won’t mean much either,” said Newman.

“Today we applaud President Bush for drawing the line against the inhuman exploitation and experimentation upon defenseless human beings at the earliest stages of development, and urge him to do everything within his power as President of the United States to extend legal protections to all pre-born children.”

  • Richard Glover

    I have regained a lot of respect for President Bush for vetoing this bill.

    I do not like many of his policies, nor do I much care for him personally. However, I believe this veto proves that no one can question his integrity.

  • Okolo JAP Dr

    Americans should count themselves blessed for having a leader with conscience and respect for human life in President Bush(Jnr).

  • Rich

    I believe Bush is only doing the minimal to pander to his conservative constituency if he really wanted to change this country’s policy all he would have to do is show the general public video of a child being aborted at the end of the first trimester and a partial birth abortion! But then again they (politicians) would lose their hold on population control! We are no better then China!

  • Lucy Yager

    Say what you want about Bush, the war in Iraq, his policies, his untruths (show me a politician who’s never lied and I’ll show you Tiller’s harp awaiting him in heaven)… but we gotta hand it to this guy, he said some pretty powerful things that needed to be said; “unleash[ing] the veto pen” for the first time for this is truly commendable. I respect his respect for life. Could you even imagine the counter-productivity John “The Fat Loser” Kerry would’ve devastated us with? Our new justices would certainly not have been installed, and this veto would’ve just been a dream, to name just a few biggies. I shudder to think! No matter what the opinion polls say now, thank GOD we had the foresight to elect him back then! Thank God for a pro-life President.

  • I really believed George Bush when he said he was ending abortion…so what gives?