Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation - Take Action Now

"Don't Ban Hope"
Ban Human Reproductive Cloning BUT Not Therapeutic Cloning

Recent research in the area of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), also known as therapeutic cloning, has shown that a patient's own genetic material could be used to develop stem cell therapies specifically tailored to that individual's medical condition, thus avoiding an immune rejection response.

Your elected officials will soon be deciding whether or not to ban this kind of research altogether, both for human reproductive and for therapeutic purposes. Imposing a ban on SCNT would:

--Jeopardize research vital to helping those with disabling and deadly conditions

--Prohibit the importation of therapies derived from SCNT in other countries

--Criminalize the research or the researchers

Given the strong scientific potential in this area, CAMR firmly opposes any legislative or regulatory action that would ban research related to SCNT for therapeutic reasons. Your voice is needed now! Please write to your elected officials to ensure that this life-saving research be allowed to move forward. It only takes three easy steps.