Please Contact your Member of the House of Representatives, asking him/her to oppose H.R. 3: To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research, and to request that they support ethical alternative stem cell research methods that do not require the killing of human embryos.
The National Catholic Bioethics Center has provided the attached written testimony in opposition to H.R. 3, which would fund embryonic stem cell research, requiring the destruction of conceived human embryos. On Thursday, January 11, 2007, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 3. A similar bill passed both houses of Congress last year and was vetoed by President Bush, because it would fund research which required the killing of human embryos. A vote in the Senate is expected on such legislation at some time in the future.
Please contact your member of the House of Representatives asking the Congressperson to oppose H.R. 3 and to support ethical alternative stem cell research proposals which do not require the killing of human embryos. Contact information on your Congressperson can be found at http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/