Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Cord Blood victory

Thanks to Representative Chris Smith, senator Sam Brownback and others for the last minute victory on Friday that sends the cord blood bill to the president's desk for signing this week. It seemed on Friday morning that Senator Harkin (D)Iowa was going to hold the bill hostage unless Senator Frist would promise a vote on the embryo stem cell bill in the Senate. Senator Frist would not so agree and Harkin refused to give consent. Then the pressure from the blog world affected a 'sea change' and the senator , who had refused allow a vote, made a change. That still did not mean passage. However deft maneuvering and a lot of prayer helped insure passage. Thanks for your prayers.


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