Far Right Stands Behind Bush in Stem Cell Veto

When President Bush again vetoed funding for embryonic stem-cell research, he did more than earn praise from the Religious Right – he invited them to the veto ceremony. His guests included members of Concerned Women for America, the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, and the National Right to Life Committee.

Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, who was not at the White House event, said that “President Bush has proven once again that he’s not just a man who talks about preserving a ‘culture of life’ as political rhetoric — he’s a man who deeply cherishes the sanctity of all human life. His veto today of a bill that would have led to dissection of young innocents in the name of suspect science solidifies his already-strong record as one of our nation’s most pro-life presidents.”

Focus’s Jim Daly, who was there, applauded Bush for his rhetoric. “The quote that really caught my attention was, ‘I will not allow our nation to cross this moral line,’” Daly said. “He was very forthright about it — very staunch, no equivocation. I think it really shows, on the core issues, this president really gets the pro-life agenda.”