WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Center for Law and Justice…

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which specializes in constitutional law, said today the U.S. Senate must reject S. 5 – a measure to be debated and voted on this week – a measure that clears the way for the federal government – using tax dollars – to conduct research on stem cells taken from human embryos. The Senate begins debate on the issue tomorrow.

“This measure represents a frontal assault on human life,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, which is opposing the legislation. “To give a green light to this kind of experimentation is not only wrong, but morally and ethically unacceptable. This measure clearly devalues human life. We support S. 30 – a measure that prohibits the creation of embryos for the purpose of research. We remain dedicated to protecting the sanctity of human life and that’s exactly what we’re determined to do. That is why we are urging lawmakers to defeat S. 5 and approve S. 30.”

The Senate is debating both measures this week and a vote is expected at the conclusion of those debates.

The American Center for Law and Justice has launched a national petition campaign to oppose legislative efforts to create human embryos for the purpose of research. Using radio, email, mail, and its website, thousands already have signed on to the ACLJ Petition to Protect Human Life. The ACLJ is communicating with members of the Senate urging them to reject S. 5 and pass S. 30.

Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice specializes in constitutional law and focuses on pro-life issues. The ACLJ is based in Washington, D.C. and is online at www.aclj.org.

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