Bush threatens veto on stem cell research bill - May 20, 2005
President Bush on Friday threatened to veto a bill expanding public funding for embryonic stem cell research that could make it to his desk by early next week.
"I made [it] very clear to the Congress that the use of federal money, taxpayers' money, to promote science which destroys life in order to save life, I'm against that," Bush told reporters. "Therefore if the bill does that, I will veto it."
It would mark the first veto of Bush's presidency.
When I first moved to Alaska 26 years ago a popular t-shirt read "Science is Politics" At that time it applied to the manipulation of science to justify shooting wolves from planes with machine guns, the issues now extend way beyond wolves to global warming, stem cell research, ANWR.... Let's get the politics out of science so individuals can form their own informed decisions.