Carnahan Twisting Stell Cell Measure

9 years 2 months 20 hours ago October 11, 2007 Oct 11, 2007 Thursday, October 11 2007 Thursday, October 11, 2007 4:52:31 AM CDT in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Supporters of a ballot initiative to bar certain stem cell research are taking issue with the summary by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office. Carnahan has cleared supporters to begin gathering petition signatures to get the proposed constitutional amendment on the November 2008 ballot. But a spokesman for the group Cures Without Cloning says the ballot summary Carnahan attached to the measure is inaccurate and sounds as if it were written by an opponent. The secretary of state's office is defending the language as fair and accurate. The measure would essentially reverse part of a constitutional amendment approved last year by Missouri voters by banning a particular kind of human embryonic stem cell research.

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