Below is a letter that Terry Shapiro has forwarded to her senator today. Terry urges everyone with the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease to contact their representative about this important policy issue regarding stem cell research.
Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
September 2, 2010
Dear Senator Boxer
As a member of the Parkinson’s community, I am looking to you to ensure that federal funding is restored for embryonic stem cell research (ESCR).
It is imperative to restore federal funding for this promising research. ESCR holds the potential of delivering better treatments and possibly cures for diseases like Parkinson’s. Researchers should not have to terminate research projects midstream, invalidate results in process, and impede or negate years of scientific progress.
Are you going to make embryonic stem cell research legislation a priority this fall so that this potential life-saving research can continue? I hope that you will join with the majority of Americans who support this promising research.
I look forwarding to hearing from you regarding your support for ESCR.