Last updated 1:23AM ET
October 20, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Stem cell research a personal issue for Rep. Space
(WOUB) - Southeast Ohio Congressman Zack Space is throwing his support behind efforts to increase embryonic stem cell research.

Space, a Democrat, says such research could help find a cure for many diseases like Alzheimer's and cancer. And that makes it very personal for Space.

"My wife and I have a son who is 16-years-old who has diabetes," said Space. "We're like millions of other families who look at embryonic stem cell research as the only real promising or meaningful hope for a cure."

Space says a stem cell research bill passed by the House is most likely going to pass in the Senate, too.

However, President Bush is expected to veto it, and Space says supporters will have to wait until we have a new president before it has a chance to become law.

The White House says Bush is opposed to stem cell research because it involves the destruction of human life.
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