The US Senate today began debate on bills setting the direction on funding for stem cell research, with votes set for tomorrow. President Bush has already promised a veto of the bill supporting research that would fund the destruction of human embryos, while saying he would support ethical and effective stem cell research.
Some additional good news: one Democratic senator appears to be following in the path of his late, great father, according to this report.
"I have listened carefully, especially to those whose loved ones are suffering from serious diseases and disabilities and who disagree with my position," Casey said. "I deeply respect their views and hope they can come to understand mine."
Casey's position counters that of his Republican colleague, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, who has been one of the Senate's most vocal supporters of embryonic stem cell research.