Stem Cell Iniative Cleared for Petition Gathering

1 decade 2 years 2 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
The Secretary of State's office has approved the format of a proposed Constitutional Amendment protecting stem cell research and treatment. Backers want it on the November 2006 ballot. But first, they will have to gather about 145,000 signatures from voters. The proposal is a reaction to attempts by some anti-abortion groups to ban a certain form of early stem cell research known as Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer. Opponents say the procedure results in the destruction of human life. Supporters say it has the potential to cure things such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease, cancer and spinal cord injuries.

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