Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson and nine other Democratic lieutenant governors have written a letter to President Bush, voicing disapproval of Bush's veto of legislation that would have provided federal support of stem cell research.
"The majority of Americans believe we must take advantage of this opportunity to seek an end to so many terrible diseases," Parkinson said Friday.
"This research holds remarkable potential to create new treatments and cures for the thousands of Kansans who suffer from Alzheimer's, spinal cord injuries, juvenile diabetes and other debilitating illnesses, and I'm very disappointed the president continues to stand in the way," Parkinson said.
Last month, Bush vetoed the stem cell measure approved by Congress, saying it would have put tax dollars toward destroying human embryos.
Parkinson was joined by the lieutenant governors of California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.