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Stem Cell Research

Great advances have been made in the medical community using stem cell research in a way that does not involve the creation or destruction of human embryos to obtain stem cells.  Using these methods, such as cord blood stem cells or adult stem cells, stem cell research is done in an ethical way and in a manner that respects the dignity of human life.  This is why I voted for and co-sponsored H.R. 2520, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act.  This provides additional funding for stem cell research that is performed ethically.  I have consistently voted against any use of American tax dollars to fund embryonic stem cell research.