President Vetos Embyonic Stem-Cell Research

It would cross a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect- That's what President Bush said today as he vetoed a package of bills that would have encouraged the federal government to conduct and fund embryonic stem–cell research.

Senators approved the bill yesterday 63 to 37. Senator Ken Salazar voted for it while Senator Wayne Allard voted against it.

While making his remarks, the President was surrounded by 18 families who support the veto, because they all had children as a result of frozen embryos not used by other couples.

This bill would support the taking of innocent human life and the hope for finding medical benefits for others. It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect so i vetoed it," said the President.

This is the first time the President has vetoed a bill since he took office in 2001.