The U.S. Senate voted 63 to 34 to approve legislation (S. 5) that would force taxpayers to pay for embryonic stem cell research even though it requires the destruction of human life. Sen. Casey voted with the 34 against this bill - he voted pro-life. Please thank him.
They need 67 votes to override the expected President's veto, so Sen. Casey's vote was very important!
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Sen. Specter was a co-sponsor and voted for this bill with the pro-aborts and he needs to hear how displeased we are with him.
The measure will head to a conference committee where members of the House and Senate will put together a final version of the bill to send to President Bush. However, once he receives the bill, which is similar to one he vetoed last year, the president has indicated he would veto it.
The House passed its version of this legislation in Jan. by a vote of 253-174, 32 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for an override of the president's veto. After President Bush vetoes this bill, the Senate is expected to vote on whether to override the veto, and a very close vote is expected. If two-thirds of the Senators present vote to override, the House then will vote on whether to override. It is expected that the House will not override the veto.