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Stem Cell Research? Speak to a Captive Audience

Reported by Donna - May 24, 2005

Today on the mid-show news report on Studio B with Shepard Smith, Jane Skinner spoke about the two stem cell bills that are currently in the House of Representatives.

President Bush is expected to veto both of these bills. If he does so, Fox said it would be the first time he has ever vetoed a bill.

But Fox wasn't going to let this story play without a good photo op for the president.

It was reported that one of the bills eases funding restrictions on research that destroys human embryos as part of the process. This particular bill is expected to pass the House. (The other bill was not mentioned)

Then we cut to a video of the president at the White House, coming to the podium amongst enthusiastic applause from the audience.

Skinner reported (while the video ran) that Bush, speaking in the White House today reiterated his opposition to the measure. He was surrounded by parents who had adopted human embryos.

Comment: Does it never cease? This endless 'staging' of audiences for the president? I would venture a guess that these were a part of his base, the 'haves', for isn't it expensive to get invitro fertilization? Too bad there weren't more 'haves' in the U.S., because most of these embryos end up being destroyed if not used. How much more useful if they were used for purposes of helping the living afflicted with such horrific diseases as paralysis, diabetes, parkinsons and a myriad of other diseases.

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