CLC is pleased with a media report that the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research says their program will not use Embryonic Stem Cell

    TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - In a statement in the National Post on Thursday,
May 31, 2007, the Ontario Institute for Cancer research, said that "their
program will involve stem cells from cancerous tumours - not the controversial
embryonic (stem) cells that have led to political tumult because they come
from (and destroy) fetuses." (brackets are CLC addition)
    "We are very pleased that the Cancer Institute will not be funding
embryonic stem cell research," said Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign
Life Coalition (CLC). "Adult stem cells are proving to be remarkably
successful and costly anti-rejection drugs are not needed because the person's
own cells are being used. We trust that the Ontario Institute for Cancer
research will be successful as it works towards ethical research to save lives
and not resort to the use and killing of human embryos," he continued.
    "Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is a vocal proponent for the use of
embryonic stem cells and we would like to see more assurance that Canadian tax
dollars will never be used to support his California embryonic stem cell
projects," said Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer of Campaign Life

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Mary Ellen Douglas, National
Organizer CLC, Kingston, ON, (613) 389-4472; Aidan Reid, Director, CLC Public
Affairs Office, Ottawa, (613) 729-0379

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