Please Comment on Funding of Stem Cell Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is requesting public comment on draft guidelines entitled “National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research” (Guidelines).  The purpose of these draft Guidelines is to implement Executive Order 13505, issued on March 9, 2009, as it pertains to extramural NIH-funded research …

These draft Guidelines would allow funding for research using human embryonic stem cells that were derived from embryos created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) for reproductive purposes and were no longer needed for that purpose…

DATES: Written comments must be received by NIH on or before May 26, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The NIH welcomes public comment on the draft Guidelines …  Comments may be entered at: http://nihoerextra.nih.gov/stem_cells/add.htm.

—  Draft National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research.

If you click on the first link above, you can leave a public comment about the proposed new guidelines.  These proposed guidelines are intended to implement Barack Obama’s executive order allowing taxpayer funding of the destruction of human lives for scientific research.  When considering a change to the Federal Register, all government agencies must have an open comment period.  Most of the time, only lobbyists comment; but here is your chance to make a difference.  All comments must be considered by the agency, and will become a matter of the government’s public record.  The Federal Register is probably a mystery to most Americans, but it is where most “laws” are actually made, and a well thought comment will make a difference.

Also, the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment has a web page where you can simply fill in your name and address, and they will send a form letter on your behalf to your State Senators and Representative opposing embryonic stem cell research and supporting adult stem cell research.

Please use these opportunities to make a difference.  All comments in the first link above to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) must be received by 11 pm EST on May 26, 2009 A.D.

Update:

The comment period to the NIH has expired; however, you can still write to your representatives in Congress by using the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment web page.  That web page can be accessed by clicking here.

Please stand up for the rights of your fellow citizens no matter how tiny they may be.

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