(Thanks, Eileen! - promoted by Aimee Fausser)
Today, as Governor Kaine signed a bill into effect that prohibits any state funding on embryonic stem-cell research, Brian Moran reiterated his strong belief "that stem cell research has the potential to cure incurable diseases and give hope to millions of Americans".
In the legislature, he consistently fought against Republican attempts to ban stem cell research at our public colleges and universities. His Healthy Virginia plan calls for increasing research into the life saving cures from stem cell research. Brian knows, first-hand, what it means to have a family member struggle with an illness like this and he's committed to protecting it as Governor.
In 2007, Delegate Brian Moran introduced HB2857 to protect Stem Cell Research at our colleges and universities. Later in June 2007, he spoke to the Northern Virginia Jewish Leaders about protecting Stem Cell Research. "[W]e have a moral obligation to do all we can to seek cures to chronic and debilitating illness. We cannot let a minority opinion hold progress hostage on this issue. It truly is a matter of life or death."
Recently, Brian announced his Healthy Virginia plan (click here to download entire plan):
"...As governor, he will fight for stem cell research and other forms of research that hold the promise of cures to debilitating illnesses such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancer, and the many other terrible illnesses that affect so many of Virginia's families. Approximately 13,000 Virginians suffer from Parkinson's disease alone. Brian Moran will fight for these Virginians and their families."
One again, when it comes to deciding on which gubernatorial candidate will actually lead on important issues such as this, the proof is in the pudding.
Crossposted at Raising Moran.