Senate Bill 5, The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act Of 2007, was just passed in the U.S. Senate. It has been praised by some stem cell advocates as a major advance to allow stem cell research to progress in this country…and it may be. What many of these advocates fail to realize is that the passage of another bill, Senate Bill 30, on the same day, will negate (if this bill is passed in the House) any benefit gained from Senate Bill 5. Wake up America, wake up CAMR (Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research), wake up you Democratic senators that voted with the Republican party line to pass Senate Bill 30 (Senators Akaka, Brown, Byrd, Carper, Casey, Conrad, Dorgan, Harkin, Kennedy, Kerry, Klobuchar, Landrieu, Leahy, McCaskill, Nelson, Pryor, Reed, Salazar, Webb, and Whitehouse).
Senate Bill 30, if enacted, would be an anathema to stem cell research, both embryonic and adult. Continue Reading »