Friday, August 11, 2006

"Cloning measure would ax laws regulating abortion, legal experts say"

See the article: Cloning measure would ax laws regulating abortion, legal experts say, in the Archdiocesan newspaper St. Louis Review Online.
An upcoming ballot initiative that purports to save lives through embryonic stem-cell research could nullify Missouri laws that regulate abortion.

That’s according to Jim Cole, volunteer legal counsel with Missouri Right to Life, who has written a series of papers detailing the flaws of the Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative.

Voters will decide Nov. 7 on the initiative, which would amend the state constitution to protect embryonic stem-cell research. The ballot measure will be known as Constitutional Amendment No. 2.

The Church condemns embryonic stem-cell research because it is a form of human cloning. The Church fully supports research with adult stem cells.
This proposal claims to promote lifesaving cures. But an "unintended side-effect" of this constitutional amendment will be to override all state and local laws regulating abortion, as well as redefine the term "cloning".

1 comment:

  1. I hope y'all defeat it. Our Legislature passed an ESCR bill with lots of state money going for research. Emotionalism ruled the day.