Stem cell research supporters say ballot language has "shocking" consequence

1 decade 8 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, August 28 2007 Aug 28, 2007 Tuesday, August 28, 2007 4:17:49 AM CDT August 28, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Supporters of stem cell research say a proposed ballot measure by opponents is so poorly worded that it excludes Missourians with Down syndrome from its definition of human. A group called Cures Without Cloning proposed a measure seeking to ban a controversial research method that uses human embryos. The Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures supports embryonic stem cell research. It says the measure defines life in a way that excludes people without a complete set of chromosomes. The coalition says Missourians with conditions like Down or Turner syndrome are left out of the definition. A spokesman for Cures Without Cloning says the language will be revised so Missourians won't be distracted by the issue.

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