Congressional and Other Testimony

Date: 09/12/2013
  • Richard Doerflinger, Deputy Director, Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (PDF)

Testimony in Support of “Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2006” before the Health and Government Operations Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates – March 17, 2006

“Human Cloning and Embryonic Stem Cell Research after Seoul: Examining exploitation, fraud and ethical problems in the research” (Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources) – March 7, 2006.

Testimony before the Mississippi Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee – February 22, 2006.

  •  David A. Prentice, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Life Sciences, Family Research Council; Founding Member, Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics (PDF)

Testimony on behalf of the Virginia Catholic Conference before the Joint Subcommittee Studying Medical, Ethical, and Scientific Issues Relating to Stem Cell Research for the Commonwealth of Virginia – November 15, 2005.

Testimony before the House Health and Government Operations Committee Maryland Legislature In support of House Bill 885 (Senate Bill 272) “Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2005” – March 3, 2005.

Testimony before the House Health and Government Operations Committee and House Appropriations Committee Maryland Legislature Against House Bill 1183 (Senate Bill 751) “Maryland Stem Cell Research Act of 2005” – March 2, 2005.

Testimony before the Missouri Senate Judiciary Committee, in reference to Senate Bill 160, which would ban cloning and embryonic stem cell research – January 31-February 1, 2005.

  • Wesley J. Smith, Attorney, Author, and Consumer Advocate
  • David A. Prentice, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Life Sciences, Family Research Council Affiliated Scholar, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center – Accompanying Handout

Testimony before the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space – September 29, 2004.

Testimony before the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space – July 14, 2004.

  • Annotated Rebuttal by the Autoimmune Disease Research Foundation to testimony of Robert A. Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
  • Laura Dominguez, Recipient of Adult Stem Cell Treatment
  • Susan R. Fajt, Spinal Cord Injured Recipient of Adult Stem Cell TherapyUsing Olfactory Mucosa Transplantation
  • Michel Levesque, M.D., Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Associate Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the UCLA School of Medicine, and member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute
  • Jean D. Peduzzi-Nelson, Ph.D., Department of Physiological Optics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Dennis Turner, Beneficiary of Adult Stem Cell Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Written Testimony to The President’s Council on Bioethics – July 12, 2003.

  • David A. Prentice, PhD; Prof. of Life Sciences, Indiana State University; Adjunct Prof. of Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine

Testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space – June 12, 2003.

Testimony before the Maryland State Legislature – March 12, 2003.

Testimony to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space – January 29, 2003.

  • James Kelly, Patient Advocate for Spinal Cord Injury Research (written)

Testimony before the New Jersey State Assembly – November 4, 2002.

  • Don Brancato, Washington University School of Medicine
  • James Kelly, Patient Advocate for Spinal Cord Injury Research
  • James Kelly, Patient Advocate for Spinal Cord Injury Research (written)

Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies – July 18, 2002.

Testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health – June 20, 2002.

  • Leon R. Kass, PhD; Professor of Social Thought, University of Chicago
  • Stewart Newman, PhD; Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, New York Medical College
  • Judy Norsignian, Executive Director, Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
  • Francis Fukuyama, PhD; Prof. of Public Policy, George Mason University
  • Richard M. Doerfliner, Assistant Director, Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, National Conference of Catholic Bishops

Testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime – June 19, 2002.

Testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space – May 2, 2002.

Testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee – March 28, 2002.

  • Richard M. Doerflinger, Assistant Director, Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, National Conference of Catholic Bishops

Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies – August 1, 2001.

  • Nigel M. de S. Cameron, PhD; Founding Editor, Ethics and Medicine; Dean, Wilberforce Forum; Executive Chairman, The Centre for Bioethics and Public Policy

Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education – July 18, 2001.

Testimony before the House Governmental Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources – July 17, 2001.

Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies – July 17, 2001.

Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies – September 7, 2000.

  • David A. Prentice, PhD; Prof. of Life Sciences, Indiana State University; Adjunct Prof. of Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine

Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies – April 25, 2000.

Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies – February 7, 2000.

  • David A. Prentice, PhD; Prof. of Life Sciences, Indiana State University; Adjunct Prof. of Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine

An Appeal to Congress on Embryonic Stem Cell Research (2000)

Testimony Before the American Academy for the Advancement of Science – August 25, 1999

Testimony from the Press Conference Announcing the Release of the Founding Statement of Do Not Harm – July 1, 1999.

  • Nigel M. de S. Cameron, PhD; Chariman, Advisory Board, The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity; President, Strategic Forum Group, LLC; Founding Editor,  Ethics and Medicine
  • Richard M. Doerflinger, Assistant Director, Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, National Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Edmund D. Pelligrino, MD; Prof. of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Georgetown University; Director, Center for Clinical Bioethics
  • Frank Young, MD, PhD
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