Cord Blood Vote Alert

From the American Life League:

Barely Time Left for Cord Blood Vote in 2005

WITH THE SENATE SCHEDULED TO MEET THIS WEEK, phone calls to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) are needed to urge him to allow a vote on S-1317, the Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy Act, in order to send the life-saving measure to the President for approval before the end of 2005.

Senate Democrats are "politicizing the [Cord Blood] bill," writes Family Research Council lobbyist David Christensen in an op-ed published last Monday in the Washington Times, "in order to obtain a vote on embryonic stem-cell research - research," he notes, "that has cured no one."

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) has already pledged a vote on House-passed language to gut the President's policy barring tax dollars for killing embryos for experimentation, but the biotech lobby fears inevitable passage of the Cord Blood bill, whose House version passed last May by 431-to-1, would diminish the pressure labcoat lobbyists have built toward opening the treasury to their lethal and yet unproven practices.

Meanwhile, patients suffering from some 67 diseases and conditions which cord blood and bone marrow stem cells are already relieving in people, await the availability of therapy or cure. Access to the life-saving therapies is limited currently by lack of a system for collection, storage and distribution and by lack of promotion; S-1317 is designed to establish exactly such a system.

The Cord Blood bill, writes Mr. Christensen, "is held as a political hostage. [But] on Oct. 6," he writes, "a bipartisan group of Representatives," including House Pro-Life Caucus chairman Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL), "held a press conference with NBA legend Julius 'Dr. J.' Erving (who has fought for expansion of this therapy especially for sickle-cell anemia), and scientists and patients who have been successfully treated with cord blood. All," Mr. Christensen notes, "urged the Senate to pass the cord-blood bill. .

"Cord-blood stem cells have shown the flexibility," writes Mr. Christensen, "to form virtually every type of tissue in the human body. They are less susceptible to transplant rejection than bone marrow or embryonic stem cells [and] have successfully treated a host of diseases, including leukemias, sickle cell and other anemias, fatal genetic diseases in newborns and at least one spinal-cord injury patient.

"While mothers can opt to save the cord-blood stem cells from their child's placenta after delivery or donate them to public banks," writes Mr. Christensen, "millions of umbilical cords are discarded each year as medical waste. The Cord Blood bill," he writes, "would help
change that . ."

Despite Sen. Frist's "good-faith effort," writes Mr. Christensen, "to pass this non-controversial legislation apart from the other [biotech] bills," and the agreement even of such leading biotech allies as Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) to "the strategy to separate the Cord Blood bill from the other controversial bills, incredibly," writes Mr. Christensen, "Senate Democrats objected."

Sen. Reid can be contacted at his Capitol Hill office at 1-202/224-3542. Callers should request "an immediate vote on the Cord Blood Bank bill."

End of message alert from the American Life League

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