VICTORIA, May 31, 2002 ( – A coalition of Canadian organizations and individuals has launched an emergency petition campaign to address the serious flaws in Bill C-56, The Assisted Human Reproduction Act.  The petition recognizes that many “Canadians suffer from debilitating illnesses and diseases” and that the petitioners “support ethical stem cell research that has already shown encouraging potential to provide cures and therapies for these illnesses and diseases.” The petition emphasizes “the already proven value of non-embryonic stem cell research and calls upon Parliament to focus its legislative support on adult stem cell research…” Campaign Life Coalition, as one of the members of the Coalition, is urging wide and rapid distribution of the petition and presentation of signature pages to local Members of Parliament.  The petition campaign is intended to reinforce the important efforts of those who are able to directly email, visit or telephone their MPs on this issue.  See Members of Parliament contact list at   The petition can be viewed and printed (Adobe Acrobat format) by going to: