Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback’s high-profile opposition to embryonic stem-cell research isn’t going unchallenged by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (in photo), who last week stepped up to defend this promising field. In a letter to the U.S. Senate signed by eight other governors, Sebelius called President Bush “out of touch” on the issue and urged senators to pass a bill authorizing federal funding (the Senate did so, but Bush has vowed a veto). “Every day, thousands of families in our states struggle as a loved one suffers from juvenile diabetes, spinal cord injuries or other conditions that might be cured if restrictions are lifted,” Sebelius said in the letter. “For over five years, these families have been forced to wait as the Bush policy has obstructed this vital research.”
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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