Missouri Right to Life Press Release
For Immediate Release: August 5, 2011
For Information: 573-635-5110 or314-966-3889
Pro-Life Concerns In Special Session
Economic Development Package
The following statement can be attributed to Pam Fichter, President Missouri Right to Life:
The Governor has announced his intent to call a special session in September to consider an omnibus economic development bill. Missouri Right to Life asks the Governor and the members of the Missouri Legislature to include pro-life protective language in this legislation to prevent state money from being used for human cloning, embryonic stem cell research, or fetal research on aborted babies.
One part of the economic development package to be considered by the Missouri House and Senate is the Missouri Science Innovation & Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA). MOSIRA sets up a fund, channeled through the state budget and to be administered by the pro-cloning Missouri Technology Corporation, to provide state money and/or tax incentives for new technology businesses, including businesses engaged in human life science research. The proposed language of MOSIRA does not include provisions preventing unethical research but only requires unethical research to be reported.
Missouri Right to Life opposes MOSIRA or any economic development legislation that includes only a reporting requirement for this life-destroying research, and we call for protective language preventing state money from being used for human cloning, embryonic stem cell research, or fetal research on aborted babies.
On July 1, MRL sent a letter to Governor Nixon, all Representatives, and all Senators expressing our concerns and suggesting pro-life protective language for MOSIRA. That letter may be read on our website at www.Missourilife.org. Direct Link to the Letter: http://www.missourilife.org/news/2011/07012011.pdf)