Americans United for Life

Dear Senator Shafer:

Thank you for sponsoring SB 148, the Saving the Cure Act.

Americans United for Life is pleased to support it whole-heartedly.

We’re pleased to hear that it passed in the Senate.

The bill rightly puts the focus on adult or post-natal stem cell research and stays away from unethical embryonic stem cell research that destroys embryonic human beings.

After years of research, adult stem cell research has led to clinical trials for more than 80 diseases as a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine makes clear.

Certainly, when the question is public funding with the people’s tax dollars, the people of Georgia should be fully informed about the relative merits of public investments and the success of adult stem cell research and the lack of any clinical trials with embryonic research.

It makes sense to invest in ethical research that has led to so many clinical trials and to avoid unethical research that has yet to lead to any clinical trials.

We are pleased to see that Georgia is moving to support adult stem cell research over embryonic research, as other states have done.

We are pleased to see this trend grow with SB 148.


Clarke D. Forsythe, Esq.
Americans United for Life