Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Friday, 12.19.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6
 7  8  9  10  11  12  13
 14  15  16  17  18  19  20
 21  22  23  24  25  26  27
 28  29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Jan 05,2007
Smith Urges Swift Passage of Stem Cell Research Legislation
by Bend Weekly News Sources

As a leader in the fight to expand stem cell research, Senator Gordon H. Smith (R-OR) called on the 110th Congress to swiftly pass legislation to expand the number of stem cell lines eligible for federally funded research.  Senator Smith is an original co-sponsor of the measure, which was introduced recently in the United States Senate. 

“The start of another Congress affords us the opportunity to re-evaluate stem cell legislation outside of the political cloud of an election year,” said Senator Smith.  “I urge my colleagues, both new and returning, to take a fresh look at the stem cell debate and consider the remarkable potential of this research to cure the most dreadful diseases and save human lives. 

“A true “ethic of life” includes caring for the living.  It is with this conviction that I call on our new leadership to exercise haste in bringing this legislation to the floor and ask my colleagues to place an affirmative vote for hope, healing and human life.” 

Under the current federal policy on human embryonic stem cell research, only stem cell lines derived before August 9, 2001, are eligible for federally funded research. The legislation lifts the current restriction, allowing stem cell lines derived from excess embryos donated by in vitro fertilization facilities to be eligible for federally funded research regardless of the date on which they were derived. The bill also institutes ethical requirements on stem cell lines that are eligible for federally funded research.

1953 times read

Related news
Senator Smith votes in favor of stem cell research expansion by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Apr 12,2007

Putting science back in public policy by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted on Mar 16,2009

White House: Bush to veto stem cell bill by UPI posted on Jun 20,2007

House Committee holds first public hearing of stem-cell bill by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Mar 06,2009

California rock star sways Iowa cloning vote by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Feb 23,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 10 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?