Friday, November 05, 2004

California: Right-winger angery over passage of stem cell proposition

This email was sent out to all "pro-lifers" and religious conservatives. It is suspected that they are going to move to try and overturn the vote of Californians.
November 3, 2004 - Wednesday

CONTACT: Amber Hildebrand, (202) 393-2100

FRC Denounces California Support of Proposition 71

Washington, D.C. - Californians voted yesterday in support of Proposition 71. The deadly legislation will grant the biotech industry and other affiliated researchers the go ahead to receive borrowed taxpayer funds in the amount of $3 billion. With little to no oversight, Proposition 71 requires these funds be used specifically for human cloning and the destruction of human embryos for stem cell research.

"California has voted to support embryonic stem cell research jeopardizing both their moral and financial standing," stated Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council (FRC). For the first time, Californians have voted to use their money to finance highly controversial science that intentionally destroys nascent human life and will likely create cloned embryo farms."

"As a country we cannot afford to let this type of egregious disregard for human life to become common and accepted practice. There is absolutely no ethical or scientific reason for public funding of embryonic stem cell research. The approval of Proposition 71 diverts scarce resources from the successful adult stem cell research, which has already provided thousands of cures," Perkins added.


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