National Abortion Federation Condemns the President’s Veto on Stem Cell Research

We issued the following release today:

Washington, DC – The National Abortion Federation (NAF) condemns President Bush’s decision today to veto the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007, which would expand federal funding for promising medical research. This legislation passed both the House of Representatives and Senate with strong bi-partisan support, and was also supported by a majority of Americans.

“In vetoing this legislation, the President has put his own politics above the lives and health of millions of Americans,” said Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of NAF. “He is out of step with the majority of Americans who support this potentially life-saving medical research.”

NAF supports embryonic stem cell research, which has the potential to find new treatments, or even cures, for diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, ALS, and Alzheimer’s.

We applaud Congress’s passage of this bill.

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