The editors of the Augusta Chronicle have given a powerful endorsement to Senator Shafer’s “Saving the Cure Act.” Their editorial closes with these paragraphs:
Dr. David Munn, a pediatric oncology professor at the Medical College of Georgia, told Sen. Shafer in a March 5 letter that “I consider the goal of facilitating and encouraging nondestructive stem cell research to be a laudable one. Many of the most scientifically exciting possibilities for human therapy, and the ones that are the most practically attainable and closest to human clinical trials, are based on non-embryonic stem cells. In my opinion, it would be unfortunate to allow the dubious and controversial ethics of embryonic stem cells to divert attention from the many ethically acceptable, more promising and much less speculative non-embryonic strategies.”
We agree, and we believe Georgia lawmakers would be foolish to pass up this chance to advance science, and medical cures, with no pain or cost to donors – and no harm to human life.
The bill has also been endorsed by the Savannah Morning News, Albany Herald, Macon Telegraph, Gwinnett Daily Post and Rockdale Citizen, as well as a host of medical, patient advocacy and business groups, including the Medical Association of Georgia and Georgia Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.savingthecure.com.