Nebraska Right to Life supporters plan to be out in force in front of tomorrow’s regents meeting . Spokeswoman Julie Schmidt Albin tells us that they will be conducting a peaceful, prayerful presence to get their message out.
“Our intent is to encourage the five pro-life regents to hold the line on embryonic stem cell line research, with the Obama administration coming in that has been the standard to include new stem cell lines.”
Nebraska Coalition for Life-Saving Cures President Sandy Goodman tells us that they will speaking out inside the regents meeting against limiting such research beyond what is permitted at the federal level.
“It would do great harm to the University by sending a signal to the rest of the country that ethical research according to state and Federal law is not welcome at the University of Nebraska and we are not open to research and innovation.”
The regents have set aside special time during tomorrow’s meeting for public comments on stem-cell research. Regents Chair Kent Schroeder says it’s part of their ongoing review of newly relaxed federal rules on such research.