WASHINGTON, Jan 29, 2001 ( – On Friday, President George W. Bush said he was against funding for research using aborted babies or human embryos. Moreover, on “Meet the Press” yesterday, Vice President Dick Cheney supported the President on fetal tissue research and also would not rule out efforts to overturn Roe v Wade.

Nando Times reported Friday that Bush said, “I do not support research from aborted fetuses,” saying federal money should not be spent on such research. On stem cell research he said, “I believe there’s some wonderful opportunities for adult stem-cell research … I believe we can find stem cells from fetuses that died a natural death, but I do not support research from aborted fetuses.”

VP Cheney was pushed on Meet the Press to say he would not work to overturn Roe v Wade. “But you won’t seek to overturn Roe vs. Wade?” he was asked. He responded, “I didn’t say that.” On the subject he added, “Even if you could not, at this stage, build majority support for the notion of changing Roe vs. Wade, there are other areas out there where I think we can get majority support for, such as banning partial-birth abortions.” Some members of Congress are currently drafting legislation to accomplish that purpose.

See the Nando Times and the Meet the Press reports:,2107,500303937-500486692-503363889-0,00.html


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