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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

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NAF Communications Department
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National Abortion Federation Condemns the President's Veto on Stem Cell Research

Washington, DC - The National Abortion Federation (NAF) condemns President Bush's decision today to veto the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007, which would expand federal funding for promising medical research. This legislation passed both the House of Representatives and Senate with strong bipartisan support, and was also supported by a majority of Americans.

"In vetoing this legislation, the President has put his own politics above the lives and health of millions of Americans," said Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of NAF. "He is out of step with the majority of Americans who support this potentially life-saving medical research."

NAF supports embryonic stem cell research, which has the potential to find new treatments, or even cures, for diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson's, ALS, and Alzheimer's.

We applaud Congress's passage of this bill.

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The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. Our mission is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care to promote health and justice for women. Our members include health care professionals at clinics, doctors' offices, and hospitals, who together care for more than half the women in both countries who choose abortion each year. For more information, visit our website at www.prochoice.org.

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