Thursday, July 06, 2006

Critical House and Senate Votes expected

Addendum: Catholic Fire has NRTL info on this topic at her blog. (July 7, 115AM)


I am unfamiliar with the organization, but the message is an alert we need to read.

Got this in email tonight when I got home from work:

Subject: Critical House and Senate Votes expected

>From Grassfire.org Alliance

Dear -----,

Late last week, Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) welcomed a
bipartisan Senate agreement that paves the way for
an up-or-down vote perhaps as early as July 10, for
three stem cell and bioethics bills. He also
addressed the Senate in an eloquent, heart-felt
speech that you can read by clicking here:

http://www.grassfire.org/21/brownback_060629.htm

Under the agreement, there will be 12 hours of debate,
equally divided between the Majority and Minority
Leaders on the three bills, immediately followed by
three consecutive votes in the following order and
without intervening action.

The three bills are:

++Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 2006 (S. 3504)

++Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies
Enhancement Act (S. 2754)

++Taxpayer Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research
(H.R. 810)

Grassfire strongly supports the Fetus Farming Prohibition
Act of 2006--a bill that would end the gruesome practice
of initiating human pregnancies in either women or animal
uteruses for the purpose of obtaining human tissues for
research.

On the surface, The Specter-Santorum Alternative Pluripotent
Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act appears to hold the
ethical line as far as human experimentation goes, and
would not use federal funding to create and destroy human
embryos. However, key facts are still surfacing about this
legislation.

While there are questions about the Specter-Santorum bill,
there are no questions about the need to defeat Taxpayer
Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research (H.R. 810)--a bill
that would require taxpayers to fund the destruction of
human life.

That is why next week Grassfire will be in Washington,
D.C. to present more than half-a-million petitions
from citizens who are opposed to using taxpayer
money being used to destroy life.

Carole, if you haven't yet signed our "Petition
for Life" petition, but would like to have a voice in this
unfolding ethical debate, please click here:

http://grassfire.org/21/life.asp?RID=10054824

On behalf of the unborn in our nation who at risk,
thank you for taking immediate action!

Grassfire.org Alliance

P.S: If you are unclear as to the facts of this debate,
please read our Special Report: The truth about Stem Cell
Research by clicking here:

http://www.grassfire.org/21/report-060628.htm

+ + To sign our "Petition For Life" petition:

http://grassfire.org/21/life.asp?RID=10054824

++ To read the Brownback speech to the Senate:

http://www.grassfire.org/21/brownback_060629.htm

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