by Steven Ertelt
October 26, 2006
Des Moines, IA (LifeNews.com) — He’s become a lightning rod for national controversy with his misleading television commercials about stem cell research, but actor Michael J. Fox isn’t done on the campaign trail. Fox plans to continue his electioneering next week with a stop in Iowa.
There, Fox will campaign for pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate Chet Culver, the Iowa Secretary of State, who faces pro-life Congressman Jim Nussle.
During the Iowa campaign stop on Monday, Fox will tout Culver’s position in favor of embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of human life. He’ll appear at a Drake University rally with the candidate.
Culver has called for lifting the state’s ban on embryonic stem cell research and wants to established a center for the controversial science at the University of Iowa.
Nussle, meanwhile, voted twice to make sure taxpayers aren’t forced to pay for embryonic stem cell research. He also voted for funding adult stem cell research and determining whether embryonic stem cell research can be done without destroying human life.
The latest poll in the state, sponsored by Rasmussen Reports, has Culver ahead of Nussle by a 49-45 percent margin.
Fox has come under fire for ads in Wisconsin, Maryland and Missouri claiming that pro-life candidates there are opposed to all stem cell research in general, when they only oppose killing days-old unborn children for their stem cells.