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Washington, D.C., — An alliance of patient groups, concerned parents and leaders in the scientific, business, entertainment and religious communities joined forces today to plea to the administration and the U.S. Senate to oppose a bill that would ban and criminalize the most promising forms of scientific research for medical cures.
Calling S.1899 a bill that could “decimate the hope of millions of Americans, including children afflicted with degenerative and debilitative conditions,” the newly formed group, CuresNow, said the legislation would put a grinding halt to medical research that could bring scientists closer to discovering cures for chronic conditions that affect more than 128 million Americans. Never before in the history of America has the U.S. government criminalized scientific pursuit.
“How can we explain to our children that our own government is now the greatest obstacle to a cure for their disease?” said Lucy Fisher, former Vice Chairman of the Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group at Sony Entertainment, and the parent of a daughter with juvenile diabetes.
“I made a promise to my daughter the night she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that I would … Read the rest