STEM CELL RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2005 -- (House of Representatives - May 24, 2005)
(Mr. SCHIFF asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)
Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, embryonic stem cell research has the potential to lead to cures of debilitating diseases affecting millions of people. Well-respected medical experts from many of our Nation's finest institutions have been seeking cooperation from the Federal Government for this research and have been stymied by the cell lines available under current law.
H.R. 810, a bill which I am proud to be an original cosponsor of, provides strong, ethical guidelines that ensure high standards in stem cell research. It also provides hope to countless people who live each day less sure of their future.
Some would suggest we must choose between lifesaving research on the one hand and high moral standards on the other. This is a false choice. We can and must have both. H.R. 810 gives hope to the ill and maintains America's high ethical purpose. It has my full support.