Monday, July 17, 2006

This One Is A No Brainer

Today our nation's senators debated the possibility of funneling federal money into embryonic stem cell research.

Three bills are at issue: one that would ixnay President Bush's bans on the breakthrough research. The other two bills would lay down parameters for the possibility of federal spending.

The Senate is expected to pass the first measure, but GWB has already indicated he would use his veto power (a first for the President) to cancel out the vote.

The house could trump that veto as soon as Wednesday, but it really is a mystery whether there are enough people on board to make for a 2/3 majority overriding the veto.

Many, many people in the medical community are pushing for the bill.

Embryonic stem cell research is a medical mystery we need to unravel. My family was touched by a brain tumor several years ago. The situation was a difficult, painful family crisis that led to months and months of rehabilitation and years of readjusting after surgery.

Stem cell research may be the missing link, the absent puzzle piece that could open the door to so many cures and other medical remedies.

Who knows what could be found through embryonic stem cell research. The cure for cancer? Sure, why not. A solution to help paralyzed people walk? Maybe, you never know.

It certainly is worth a try.

3 comments:

NB-C said...

I totally agree. Who knows what medical mysteries coule be unlocked if we only allowed more research. Too often we let the needs of the few out weigh the needs of the many.

Nat said...

AMEN.

As the sister of someone who could benefit from this type of research I just do not understand how we can let this pass us by. I don't know how we can ignore the unknown - the unknown of something potentially great.

Thank you, yet again, GW.

Nat said...

Oops, I mean GB.

I've had a couple glasses of wine.