I just received the following action alert from the Secular Coalition for America and e-mailed my representative about it. It took no more than 1 minute and couldn't have been easier. If you are equally appalled by the intrusion of Christian extremists into scientific research, I ask you to do the same.
On Thurs., Jan. 11 the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to act on the DeGette-Castle bill (HR 3), which would expand the number of stem cell lines eligible for federally-funded research. The stem cells to be used are generated from embryos that would otherwise be discarded by fertility clinics.
Current policy allows federal funds to be used for research only on those stem cell lines that existed when President Bush issued an executive order on August 9, 2001.
Please take a stand today by contacting your Representative in the House and urging her/him to vote yes on HR 3 to expand stem cell research. A sample letter and other resources can be found on our Web site.
We also invite you to visit our new Web collection of Secular Coalition position papers on stem cells and other issues we monitor in Congress.
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