The Senate Appropriations Committee was to vote on a must-pass bill for the Labor and Health and Human Services departments that includes permission to use federal funding for embryonic stem cell lines derived after Bush in 2001 banned taxpayer dollars from being used on new studies of that kind.PA Senator Bob Casey doesn’t sit on this committee, according to this Source Watch link, but he will have an opportunity in the future to vote on legislation permitting the type of federal funding that Dubya has blocked throughout his nightmare of a presidency.
I would ask Sen. Casey to reconsider his opposition to federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Approving such funding does not encourage abortions – only an empty vessel like the preznit believes such delusions (if it did, I’d be screaming about it as loudly as anyone else).
We will need every vote we can possibly get on this to try and override what would be yet another veto by The Boy King, and if Casey were to join us at last, I would defend him to the last breath against the inevitable “flip-flop” accusations.
Please, Senator, give this some more thought (and watch this as you reflect further on this critically important issue).