Saturday, April 05, 2008
Hillary's Stem Cell Promise
April 11, 2007, Washington, DC - The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the world's largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, praised today's historic vote in the U.S. Senate to expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research with the passage of S. 5, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007.
This bill was Vetoed by President Bush. Twice.
Today I went to a town hall meeting hosted by Hillary Clinton. A woman asked her about her stance on stem cell research and she made a promise:
"When I am president I will sign the S.5 bill - it is time to end the war on science."
Hillary, I will vote for you if you will keep this promise.
This is the path to a cure.
Not just for Type 1, but for many diseases.
Here is a link to more about Hillary's views on science and stem cell research
This is an exerpt from her website:
Hillary will restore the federal government’s commitment to science by signing an Executive Order that Rescinds President Bush’s ban on ethical embryonic stem cell research and promotes stem cell research that complies with the highest ethical standards.
Here is a link to the history of the bill
And finally, here is a link to what Obama has to say about Stem Cell Research. I also heard him speak recently and he expressed his committment to science as well.
My friend Julia sent me this link:
Oregonians - lets make our votes count!
Posted by Michelle at 3:40 PM