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Legislation #: 050142 Introduction Date: 2/3/2005
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER EDDY
Title: Expressing the Council’s support of the efforts of the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures to provide for the lawful use Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer to produce stem cells used to cure diseases and save lives.

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2/3/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/3/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 050142

 

Expressing the Councils support of the efforts of the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures to provide for the lawful use Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer to produce stem cells used to cure diseases and save lives.

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures is an organization devoted to help cure disease and save lives through the production of stem cells produced by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer; and

 

WHEREAS, Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer has the ability to generate stem cells that can be put into a patient's body to generate healthy new cells which can turn into virtually any type of human cell, and by matching a patients genetic makeup provide an option that can avoid the problem of immune system rejection; and

 

WHEREAS, because of the potential of stem cell research to lead to breakthrough cures for diseases and injuries like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and spinal cord injury, organizations such as the American Medical Association, American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and Prostate Cancer Foundation support research using Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer; and

 

WHEREAS, despite the characterizations of some that Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer constitutes human cloning, Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer creates only new cells and tissues, not human beings; and

 

WHEREAS, regulations must encourage, not discourage, the research into medical cures that can be made available through the use of stem cells produced through Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Council expresses its support of the efforts of the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures to provide for the lawful use of Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer to produce stem cells which may be used to cure diseases and save lives, and opposes legislative or regulatory efforts to prohibit such research technique or treatment alternatives.

 

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