Stem cell research is a particularly important issue for me and my family since my brother-in-law died of ALS at the young age of 35. It’s a horrible disease which causes a wasting away of the body while the mind stays intact. Sen. John Danforth (R-Mo.), the influential senior statesman of Missouri politics and a leader in the fight for stem cell research also knows how important this research is. Danforth’s brother, Donald, died of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2001.
“When you see somebody you love suffer and die from one of these diseases, and medical researchers say this could be the key to finding the cure, then you want the researchers to go forward so other people won’t go through the same experience,” Danforth said.
It makes me so angry that people are actually PRAYING for this research to be prevented. How can these people say they are for the sanctity of human life, when they are willing to throw away TWO lives when the one that would only be thrown away could help the already living?
Another YouTube - This one is in Spanish but you can see from the Parkinson's sufferers in the video that Micheal J Fox is NOT "exaggerating his shaking" as Limbaugh so heartlessly accused. It's really what happens as the disease progresses.