Colorado reacts to stem cell bill veto
“Congress gave President Bush another opportunity to do the right thing, but once again he put politics before science.” ” Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., a co-sponsor of the bill.
“Like many Coloradans, this issue touches me on a personal level. My father passed away in 1998 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. I cannot help but think that if we had fully explored all the technology and biomedical research at our disposal earlier, we may have had better treatments ” or even a cure ” for Parkinson’s and my father would still be alive today.” ” Rep. Mark Udall, D-Colo.
“(President Bush’s) veto today of a bill that would have led to dissection of young innocents in the name of suspect science solidifies his already-strong record as one of our nation’s most pro-life presidents. … He is certainly committed to helping those who suffer from disease, but not at the expense of tiny humans who cannot yet speak for or defend themselves.” ” James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family.
“I am disappointed that the president did not live up to his self-proclaimed compassionate conservative label …. This bill holds promise for millions of people across the country ” including my own daughter. This is the kind of research that could help my daughter not to have any more seizures. It offers the possibility and promise to every father, mother, brother and sister who wants to have hope for their friends and their family.” ” Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo.