Stem Cell Research

Today came the news that President Bush, for the first time in five years, has actually vetoed a bill presented to him. He finally broke down and used his veto power to veto a bill that would allow people to donate unused embryos to science.

“This bill would support the taking of innocent human life in the hope of finding medical benefits for others,” Bush said Wednesday afternoon. “It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect. So I vetoed it.”

Currently, people can either donate their unused embryos to barren women (so called “snowflake” babies) or have them destroyed. How is that any different than the supposed taking of an innocent human life he talks about with regards to science?