Celebrity Parents On Capital Hill

Several celebrities recently advocated for change on Capital Hill in the past 2 weeks for various good causes. In many cases, these celebrities also happen to be parents and want to see a better world for their children.

Sheryl Crow on Breast Cancer Research:

As we previously reported, Sheryl Crow, mother of 1, recently testified in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s health subcommittee to support a bill funding breast cancer research. Crow emphasized that she does not have a family history of breast cancer, and said “I want to know what causes this disease. We need to put more resources into figuring out what the environment has to do with breast cancer.”

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Michael Douglas on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons:

Father of 3, Michael Douglas met with Indiana Senator Richard Lugar at The Capitol to urge him to prevent the spread and use of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

Geri Halliwell & Christy Turlington on Fistula:

Mother of 1, Geri Halliwell and mother of 2, Christy Turlington held a rally and press conference with congresswomen and fistula survivors. These 2 celebrity mom’s urged support of a new bill promoting maternal health throughout the world.

Dennis Quaid on Drug Companies Being Immune From Lawsuits:

As we previously reported, Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberley recently went through a very publicized medical scare with their newborn twins in back November. Quaid is now testifying in front of the House Reform and Government Oversight Committee urging Congress not to support a measure by the drug companies that would make them immune from lawsuits. He is suing company Baxter Healthcare Corp after a preventable mixup in which his newborn twins almost died after being given 1,000 times the dosage of Heparin, a blood thinner. Since this tragic human error, batches of Heparin have been recalled for an unrelated incident in which the drug became tainted at a manufacturing plant in China, resulting in 19 known deaths. Thankfully, the twins are healthy at five and a half months old, and are not thought to suffer lasting effects from the near-fatal overdose.

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