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S Dakota Voters Ballot Prop for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

In BUSINESS OF STEM CELLS on September 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm

South Dakota Voters Could Face Ballot Prop for Embryonic Stem Cell Research – by Steven Ertelt – LifeNews.com Editor – September 28, 2009

money_ballotPierre, SD (LifeNews.com) — When voters in South Dakota head to the polls next November, they could face a statewide ballot measure that would force taxpayers to pay for embryonic stem cell research. That is the science that has yet to provide any cures for patients and has had problems in animal studies.

Former state Treasurer David Volk of Sioux Falls, who is a cancer survivor, says he doesn’t like the current state restrictions against funding the controversial research.

He says he wants the regulations thrown out so taxpayer dollars can flow to embryonic stem cell research involving cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other diseases — even though the use of adult stem cells is already helping patients now.

Volk has created a new group called South Dakotans for Lifesaving Cures that will file papers with the Secretary of State for the ballot measure. It will need to obtain 6,776 valid signatures by April 6 to get the measure on the November 2010 ballot…

via South Dakota Voters Could Face Ballot Prop for Embryonic Stem Cell Research.

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