The controversial stem cell research bill is heading to the Senate. The Senate should expect to vote on it shortly and then it will go to the President. However, the Senate will need a majority to overrule President Bush’s expected veto. What can you do, if you support this legislation? But first brief explanations of stem cells before you decide.
Stem cells can reproduce themselves, are unspecialized and can develop in to specialized cells. The most prolific are found in embryos and can reproduce for a year.
The flash point for this bill is the embryonic stem cells. These cells come from undeveloped embryos and the natural source. President Bush has allowed for certain research to be done with only the embryonic stem cells all ready developed.
Stem cell research is a fairly brand new field with great potential. Researchers and doctors predict that by implanting specified stem cells many diseases and other medical conditions can be cured with stem cells.
It’s up to you to decide where you stand. Follow the links to contact your Senator and tell them how you feel. Either way it is your responsibility to help decide your future.
Remember to take one day at a time.