For the first time, President Bush used a veto to put down a stem cell research bill.
In a recent Gallup poll, 61 percent a respondents said that embryonic research was morally acceptable.
The same poll also showed that 43 percent of respondents believe that abortion is morally unacceptable.
The vote in the Senate was 63-37 in favor of the bill. The House passed the bill 238-194.
What's interesting, is that I personally called the offices of the five Mormons who sit in the Senate and 4 out of those 5 senators voted in favor of federally financing stem cell research. I'm also in the middle of calling the offices of mormon congressman and so far 4 of the seven that I've called voted in favor of the bill.
Here are two links on the recent developments.
Also, from the LDS website:
"The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has not taken a position regarding the use of embryonic stem cells for research purposes. The absence of a position should not be interpreted as support for or opposition to any other statement made by Church members, whether they are for or against embryonic stem cell research."