Stem Cell Research Rally

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Monday, July 31 2006 Jul 31, 2006 Monday, July 31, 2006 9:37:54 PM CDT July 31, 2006 in News

Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes also opposes stem cell research.

"The idea that we're all created equal will be destroyed if we go down a path which says that, because you're not developed enough, we read you out of the human race," he said.

But, the Missouri Coalition For Lifesaving Cures said the stem cell initiative on this fall's ballot would give Missouri patients access to federally-approved stem cell cures, allow the state to help find those cures, and create ethical guidelines for stem-cell research including a ban on human cloning.

"It's hard to tell in which way stem cell research would help virtually anyone," said Bob Pund. "It could be that I have a spinal cord injury which is very traumatic injury but it could also help me if I have heart disease in the future or diabetes in the future."

Missouri voters will decide the ballot issue on Nov. 7.

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