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    Kerry on Attack On Embryonic Research Issue

    Kerry on Attack On Embryonic Research Issue
    Bush Challenged on Science Front

    By Ceci Connolly
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Sunday, August 8, 2004


    Seizing an issue with overwhelming bipartisan support, the Kerry campaign is marking the third anniversary of President Bush's decision
    to limit federal embryonic stem cell research with a series of high-profile events this week that call into question the administration's commitment to science and breakthrough medicine.

    Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.), building on a theme he and Ronald Prescott Reagan introduced at the Democratic National Convention, is launching the latest attack Saturday in the weekly Democratic radio address, pledging that when he takes office the Bush restrictions will be lifted and he will "stand up for science."

    Monday, daughter Vanessa Kerry, running mate Sen. John Edwards (N.C.), doctors, patients and scientists will hold briefings, rallies and news conferences to highlight an issue on which they say Bush is far from the mainstream.

    "For families and for patients, too many of us have anniversaries we have to mark, whether it's the anniversary of an accident or a death or date of diagnosis," said David Carmel, who left his private sector job to coordinate medical research outreach for Kerry. "We hope to make Aug.9 the last anniversary of federal restrictions on stem cell research."

    Though they are not working with the Kerry team, several nonpartisan organizations will reinforce the Democrat's message. Former attorneygeneral Janet Reno, who has Parkinson's disease, will join a rally
    sponsored by the Genetics Policy Institute in Miami, while the New Jersey-based Committee for the Advancement of Stem Cell Research is
    running radio ads that warn that a vote for Ralph Nader means "four more years of delays," co-founder Frank Cocozelli said.

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    "Whatever else you do, come November 2nd, I urge you, please, cast a vote for embryonic stem cell research."- Ron Reagan Jr.

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    "Here in America, we don't sacrifice science for ideology," Kerry said in remarks prepared for his radio address. "Every day that we wait, more than 3,000 Americans lose their lives to diseases that may someday be treatable because of stem cell research."

    "Whatever else you do, come November 2nd, I urge you, please, cast a vote for embryonic stem cell research."- Ron Reagan Jr.

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    The reason Vanessa Kerry is involved in this issue is that she is a medical school student.

    She will hold a tel conference with Stem Cell Research Activists on Monday.

    "Whatever else you do, come November 2nd, I urge you, please, cast a vote for embryonic stem cell research."- Ron Reagan Jr.

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    Thanks Faye...you're doing great getting Kerry's stand on important issues out to the world.

    -peace

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    Faye:

    It looks like JFK will make good on his words if he is elected.

    PN

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    Originally posted by Paul Nussbaum:

    Faye:

    It looks like JFK will make good on his words if he is elected.

    PN
    Indeed. Or at the very least try as hard as he can to keep his word.

    Help is on the way.

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    This amy seem like idle whining but we all deserve better. I mean here we are with what I believe to be one of the worst prognosis' to have with a injury or illness, and the most promising research is politically compromised. Even if Kerry wins ( which I doubt ), esc research will be mired in a political fogstorm, and with right-wing, puratinical fanatics like Sam Brownback in the senate, it's still a uphill climb. You've got to understand whoever is reading this, that Brownback wakes up and rotates his day around halting research. He and Leon Kass will spin the truth about esc's for political leverage, distorting fact from fiction, and doing everything in their power to put progress in this field on the sideline.

    sherman brayton

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    From what we saw at that stem cell conference last month, the tide is turning. I feel that Brownback will soon be outnumbered. He was outnumbered in that conference 3 to 1. I think with the Senators that have signed that letter, thanks a great deal to Nancy Reagan's efforts, we have the majority of the Senate on our side and need to work on the House.

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    From Bend.com news sources
    Posted: Monday, August 9, 2004 6:17 PM
    Reference Code: AR-17250

    August 9 - PORTLAND - On Monday's three-year anniversary of President Bush's decision to ban federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, a group of Oregon medical professionals, patients, and families discussed the need for a new president who embraces science to find life-saving cures to diseases.

    Stem cells have special regenerative qualities, and stem cell research has the potential to f

    http://www.bend.com/news/ar_view^3Far_id^3D17250.htm

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    acording

    to latest poll 64% of americans support embryonic stem cells research

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