Michigan Opponents of Proposal 2 Run Radio Ad Against Embryonic Research
by Steven Ertelt
October 31, 2008
Lansing, MI (LifeNews.com) — The opponents of Proposal 2 have launched a new ad targeting the ballot measure that would permit the unregulated and unrestricted destruction of human embryos for experimental purposes. Opponents say the measure does nothing to advance ethical and proven research like using adult stem cells.
The group MiCAUSE has released a new radio ad to persuade voters, entitled, "Bricklayer."
"Proponents of Proposal 2 claim they’re not trying to dig up tax dollars to support their human embryo research," the ad says. "But in a recent interview, the chairman of Proposal 2 told a different story admitting that [embryonic] stem cell research should be funded publicly."
"And we all know that public funding means digging into your pocket for more of your tax dollars," the narrator says.
"In other states that have approved human embryo research, taxpayers were also asked to dig into their pockets," the ad continues. "New Jersey and New York taxpayers were asked to shell out $450 million and $600 million in tax dollars. And California taxpayers were on the hook for $3 billion dollars."
"So, at a time when we can least afford it, proponents of Proposal 2 want Michigan taxpayers to pay for the unregulated and unrestricted destruction of human embryos," the ad concludes.
"Is that really the cure Michigan needs right now. Proposal 2 is too costly to Michigan taxpayers. Two goes too far, vote No on Proposal 2."
Dave Doyle is the spokesman for MI-CAUSE, Michigan Citizens Against Unrestricted Science and Experimentation, the coalition of groups united against the ballot measure.
"This proposal will allow for completely unregulated and unrestricted science on human embryos," he says. "The proposal says we’ll follow the law but if the laws change, cloning will be available."
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