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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Missouri's Stem Cell Debate

I was listening to a local news/talk station on my way home yesterday, and heard a caller make the claim discussed in the post below - that Missouri's proposed Stem Cell Ammendment should not be approved because its main purpose is to allow human cloning.  Simply not true.

Opponents of Stem Cell Research are Liars

In Missouri, Amendment 2 on the ballot this year is a proposed referendum initiative (the "Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative") which would amend Missouri's Constitution to permit any stem cell research to be conducted in that state which is otherwise permitted under Federal Law. A fairly straightforward proposal, yes? Not according to opponents of the measure such as St Louis Cardinals pitching star, Jeff Suppan, who makes the following sensational claim in a television ad: In a video copy of the ad, produced and distributed by an anti-amendment [...]

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