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Brownback highlights human rights musical


Sam Brownback[(Chosun.com) N.Korea Gulag Musical to Hit Washington:][1] A Korean musical about human rights abuses in North Korea's notorious Yoduk concentration camp will be staged at the National Theater in Washington D.C. Producers of "Yoduk Story" said Monday the musical will debut there on Sept. 21. ... On the eve of the first performance, a reception for the show will be held on Capitol Hill hosted by Sen. Sam Brownback, one of the sponsors of the U.S.' North Korean Human Rights Act. Brownback also recently campaigned for six North Korean refugees to be given asylum in the U.S. The musical's run is tipped to boost the case of hardliners in the U.S. who want to put more pressure on Pyongyang. [(LifeNews.com) Christian Doctors Group Backs Congressional Bill on Assisted Suicide Drugs:][2] A national organization for Christian doctors and medical professionals has announced it is supporting new legislation in Congress that would prohibit the use of federally controlled drugs in assisted suicides. ... Kansas Republican Sen. Sam Brownback introduced the measure, which Stevens said would protect the elderly and disabled from abuse.[(Wisetechnology.com) Putting election-year stem cell claims under the microscope:][3] Green says research using adult stem cells, stem cells derived from placentas and stem cells from umbilical cords has led to 72 different treatments, while embryonic stem cell research has yet to produce any treatments. True or false? The first half of the claim is mostly false. Dr. David Prentice, a scientist with the Family Research Council, is the "expert source" often cited by opponents of human embryonic stem cell research. He is an adviser to U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, one of the most vehement opponents of human ES research. Prentice often refers to scientific papers that he says prove the value of adult stem cells as treatments for at least 65 diseases. In a letter to Science, a peer-reviewed journal, three scientists went through Prentice's footnoted documentation and concluded most of his examples are wrong. How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][4] [1]: http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200608/200608080021.html [2]: http://www.lifenews.com/bio1697.html [3]: http://wistechnology.com/article.php?id=3209 [4]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed


cutny 11 years, 7 months ago

Hey Brownback, Remember Kansas? Why don't you do something for the state for a change? Better yet, why don't you run for President?

dlkrm 11 years, 7 months ago

Members of the US Senate and US House make laws for the entire country. They aren't sent to bring back pork to the home state. Way to go, Sam!!!

nonsmoker 11 years, 7 months ago

"Bring back pork to the home state" = push for issues which are of importance to those who chose him as a "representative". Dlkrm you seem to be admitting that you, like many of us, believe he is not doing this, yet you back him anyway, why?

janeyb 10 years, 1 month ago

Above are three reasons his campaign for president crashed.

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