Cheyenne, Wy – Both of Wyoming's senators voted against
expanding federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
The Senate legislation passed 63 to 37 today (Tuesday). That was
four votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to override
President Bush's promised veto.
Republican Senators Mike Enzi and Craig Thomas voted in favor of
two alternative bills. One of those bills would encourage research
using stem cells from sources other than embryos. The other bill
would ban so-called "fetal farming," the possibility of growing
and aborting fetuses for research. Both of those bills passed
Thomas says he supports moving ahead with research, but he
thinks that can be done within an ethical standard.