Event: Cures Not Clones

Date: 04/10/2002

Patients, Researchers, Celebrities, and Grassroots Leaders Hold Briefing Wednesday on Need to Ban All Human Cloning

Recent news has circulated that a renegade fertility specialist may have implanted a cloned embryo, and that the pregnancy is at least eight weeks along.  While most oppose human cloning for live birth, “research cloning” is its necessary precursor.  In addition to the moral arguments against human cloning for destructive  research, scientific advances continue to disprove the claim that research cloning is the most promising avenue for real therapies.

WHAT: “Cures Not Clones,” a briefing for Senate Staff and
credentialed media
WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 2002  10:30am – 12:00pm
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562

Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, primary
co-sponsor of S. 1899, the Brownback-Landrieu “Human Cloning Prohibition Act”

Patricia Heaton, two-time Emmy winner best
known for her role as Debra in the hit CBS comedy, “Everybody Loves Raymond”

Joni Eareckson Tada, Director Emeritus,
Christian Council on Persons with Disabilities

Dr. Anton-Lewis Usala, Founder of two
biotechnology companies developing human tissue regeneration therapies; Clinical Prof., Section Head, Pediatric Endocrinology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University.

Dr. Jean Peduzzi-Nelson, Neuroscientist
pursuing a cure for spinal cord injury; Research Assoc. Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

James Kelly, patient advocate with spinal cord
injury (SCI) and activist for SCI research and cures

Dr. Tom P. Dooley, CEO of Huntsville biotech
firm IntegriDerm Inc; co-founder and former President of Biotechnology Association of Alabama

Margaret Colin, Film and Broadway star, known
for her roles in “Three Men and a Baby,” “Independence Day” and in Broadway’s “Jackie”

Chuck Colson, Chairman, Prison Fellowship
Ministries and The Wilberforce Forum

William Kristol, Editor of “The Weekly
Standard” and Chairman of the Bioethics Project and Stop Human Cloning

RESERVATIONS NOT REQUIRED – Briefing will begin promptly
at 10:30.

CONTACT:  For more information on Americans to Ban Cloning
or on the briefing, call 703/684-8352.

Note to Hispanic Media: there will be a short
presentation in Spanish

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