July 18, 2006
President George Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
The White House
Washington, DC 20500-0003
Dear President Bush,
As a person affected by diabetes, I strongly urge you to enact H.R. 810, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act.
As you know, diabetes is a serious, life-threatening, chronic illness for which there is no cure. Not enacting H.R. 810 would be a devastating setback for the nearly 21 million American children and adults living with the disease!
I strongly believe that all forms of stem cell research should move forward within a strong ethical framework. By expanding the number of stem cell lines that are eligible for federally funded research while also implementing the strong, ethical guidelines, H.R. 810 not only provides hope of a cure to patients with type 1 diabetes but improved treatment options for all people with diabetes!
I sincerely hope you uphold your duty not only to me, but to the 70% of Americans who support the use of embryonic stem cell research in order to pursue cures for diabetes and dozens of other debilitating and deadly diseases. Don't Veto H.R. 810!
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson