Navigation Links
3 strikes, you're out? Refiling of Amendment to Change Constitution to Criminalize Stem Cell Cures Shows Trouble with Anti-Cures Cause
Date:9/5/2007

'They've gotten the science wrong. They've gotten the law wrong. Why should

we trust them to get cures right?'

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures responded today as opponents of stem cell cures refiled their measure yet again, the third time in less than 2 weeks.

Said Donn Rubin, Chair of Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, "In their zeal to repeal stem cell research and criminalize doctors who pursue desperately needed cures, opponents of stem cell research have trampled both basic science and basic law. First their deceptive and far-reaching initiative would have excluded Missourians with common chromosomal abnormalities like Downs, Klinefelter and Turner syndromes from their definition of 'human.' Then their 'improved' initiative would have made their supporters' e-mail addresses part of the public record, opening them up to spammers and scammers. They simply can't get their act together. We shouldn't trust anything they put on the ballot."

Added Rubin, "Whether it's little errors or big ones, this initiative's supporters can't get anything right. But no matter how many times they rewrite and refile their initiative, their intent is the same: to repeal the stem cell measure passed by voters less than nine months ago."

Thanks to Missouri's passage of the Stem Cell Amendment last year, Missouri's constitution now guarantees equal access to stem cell research, treatment and cures allowed under federal law and available to other Americans. It also makes any attempt to clone a human being a felony crime, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The proposed initiative's plan to redefine stem cell research as "cloning" is really a disguised attempt to repeal the stem cell guarantees established by voters last year.

Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures promotes cures for diseases such as Parkinson's and diabetes in Missouri. It is a grassroots group which includes more than 100 leading patient and medical organizations and more than 60,000 Missouri citizens.

Paid for by Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, Lindsay Holwick, Treasurer

Contact:

Connie Farrow

(314) 808-1158


'/>"/>
SOURCE Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Whats in a name? Quite a bit, when youre competing in biotech
2. Amendment on cloning ban rejected; vote on bill set for Wednesday
3. Detect Single Nucleotide Sequence Changes with Mx4000 Molecular Beacon Allelic Discrimination Kits
4. New Temperature Cycler Features Interchangeable Blocks
5. Mammalian Expression Vectors with Interchangeable Selectable Markers
6. The measurement of DNA condensation and mitochondrial changes during apoptosis and necrosis in cell based assays
7. Monitoring Receptor-Mediated Changes in [Ca2+]i Using Single-Wavelength and Dual-Wavelength Indicators on the FlexStation Workstation
8. Milwaukee takes another step in electronic patient data exchange
9. Changes to U.S. patent law must nurture our culture of innovation
10. Visions, Part II: Preizler sees IT leading incremental health system change
11. Why IT change management is more important than ever
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Creation ... winner of the Highest Overall Customer Rating Award from Circuits Assembly , today ... units across the USA, Canada, Mexico and China. , The EMS provider, known ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Clinovo , the ... validated Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system ClinCaptureand its new Contract Research Organization (CRO) ... 2016 Conference in San Mateo, California on February 10th and 11th. Watch ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... 2016  DNAtrix, a clinical stage, biotechnology ... that its lead product, DNX-2401, has been ... orphan medicinal product for the treatment of ... strikes approximately 25,000 people a year in ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160208/330986LOGO --> http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160208/330986LOGO ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... Feb. 9, 2016 ... 2016", report provides in depth insights on ... around the Protein-Tyrosine Phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) Inhibitors. ... in various stages of development including Discovery, ... III and Preregistration. Report covers the product ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:1/20/2016)... 20, 2016   MedNet Solutions , an innovative ... of clinical research, is pleased to announce the attainment ... are the result of the company,s laser focus on ... , it,s comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly affordable cloud-based ... Key MedNet growth achievements in 2015 include: ...
(Date:1/13/2016)... 13, 2016 --> ... new market report titled - Biometric Sensors Market - Global ... - 2023. According to the report, the global biometric sensors market was ... to reach US$1,625.8 mn by 2023, expanding at a ... of volume, the biometric sensors market is expected to ...
(Date:1/8/2016)... and MANCHESTER, United Kingdom , Jan. ... developer of innovative sensor-based diagnostic products, today announced the closing ... new and existing investors.  Proceeds from the financing will be ... , a hand-held device for detecting early-stage pressure ulcers. ... Ireland after receiving CE Mark approval. The device,s ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):