Supporters Turn in Stem Cell Petitions
The Coalition for Lifesaving Cures turned in the signatures Monday to the Secretary of State's office. The total is well over the 150,000 names of registered voters needed to qualify the measure for the November ballot. A spokeswoman says the large number of signatures shows widespread support for the potential ballot measure. The proposal would guarantee that any stem cell research and treatment approved by the Federal government would be allowed in Missouri. That includes embryonic stem cell research. The Secretary of State's office will now verify whether the signatures are valid.