Stem Cell Research
This is another vital area where Senator Lieberman has consistently stood up for progressive values. In fact, Lieberman said during his 2004 presidential campaign that his first act, if elected, would be to rescind Bush's limitations on stem cell research, opening the doors to the breathtaking medical breakthroughs that could be made possible with stem cell research.
Lieberman also voted for the bill ending those restrictions when the Senate passed it on Tuesday, saying "To me, investment in this research has very exciting possibilities to improve treatment and find cures for diseases that inflict millions of people." He also made a speech on the Senate floor strongly supporting the research:
Today we stand at destiny’s doorstep with the chance to have it swing wide and open into a new age of scientific and medical understanding. We must not hesitate.
I urge my colleagues will join me in its passage H.R.810 and I call on President Bush to sign it into law and not veto the hopes and dreams of millions of Americans for whom astounding new cures may lie just over the threshold of our present knowledge.
No Democrat has been a stronger advocate for stem cell research than Senator Lieberman. It is yet another example of the ways in which Sen. Lieberman has stood up against President Bush and the extreme right on matters that are vitally important to the future of our country.