"These institutions are banking on deception to hold long enough for Missourians to vote for something Missourians are fundamentally against."
I am not fundmentalist but I am against deception. My question would be, exactly how many babies have ever been born from the cloning process?
The answer to that is zero.
The truth is that this amendment was created in reponse to a previous bill proposed last year by freshman senator named Matt Bartle. He proposed a bill that would imprision the brightest scientists and doctors for conducting stem cell research. His threatening bill caused the scientific community to react to protect themselves from overzealous legistlation.
Contrary to the opinion of Mr Emery, the polls show that 2 out of 3 Missourians support Stem cell research. His blanket assumptions subvert the basic rights that we are all entitled to make up our own minds based on the facts and faith. Here is a nice fact.
The Missouri Stem Cell initiative says in section 38d " any stem cell research permitted under federal law may be conducted in Missouri, and any stem cell therapies and cures permitted under federal law may be provided to patients in Missouri"
Essentially this bill is only saying that Missourians will have the same rights to therapies, cures and research as federal law allows. it does not create a culture of killing as the fundamentalist would lead you to beleive, it protects the future of your rights to cures from being trampled by fundamentalist legistlation at the state level.
Here is the exact text
"2. To ensure that Missouri patients have access to stem cell therapies and cures, that Missouri researchers can conduct stem cell research in the state, and that all such research is conducted safely and ethically, any stem cell research permitted under federal law may be conducted in Missouri, and any stem cell therapies and cures permitted under federal law may be provided to patients in Missouri, subject to the requirements of federal law and only the following additional limitations and requirements: "
This is simply what the bill is about, stopping fundamentalists from hijacking our government and lives and trying to force their definition of morality upon Missourians.
I am in full support of saving lifes and curing people suffering.
I vote Yes on Amendment 2.
Updated: 2006-09-14 03:41:45Updated: 2006-09-14 03:43:19
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