The Michigan based group called The CureMichigan, is backing a constitutional amendment to expand embryonic stem cell research in the state. The group will launch a campaign to win voter passage of the measure Monday. The group is present at places including Detroit and East Lansing.

The keynote speakers at 11:15 a.m. event at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John R in Detroit, will be former state House speaker Larry Owen, who is chairing the ballot campaign; John C. Ruckdeschel, president and CEO of the cancer institute; and Michgian patients and families who could benefit from embryonic stem cell research. The speakers at a Michigan State University event at 3 p.m. will be Owen; E. James Potchen, chairman of the radiology department at Michigan State University; and more Michigan patients and families.

The group advocates for the use of the embryonic stem cell to help the infertile couples to conceive. The group also said that the stem cell research will help them with the use of in-vitro fertilization treatments. They ought to be given the choice to donate excess embryos for research.

Source: wwj newsradio 950