Wednesday, October 25, 2006

More on the MO. Cloning

Cloning amendment enriched by one source

The so-called "coalition" that is seeking a state constitutional amendment to protect human cloning and embryonic stem-cell research is being financed almost exclusively from one bank account - that of James and Virginia Stowers.

Campaign finance reports filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission reveal that the Kansas City billionaire couple has contributed about $15.4 million of the $16 million raised since last fall by the so-called "Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures."

Adrienne Hynek, director of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocesan Respect Life Office, said that James and Virginia Stowers are using their personal wealth to rewrite the state constitution.

"The Stowers are funding 95 percent of this effort," Hynek said. "They are effectively attempting to purchase a state constitutional amendment that would create an unprecedented and unregulated constitutional right to clone human life simply to turn around and destroy it.

"Missouri is a national leader in the defense of life," Hynek said. "If voters allow one wealthy couple to rewrite the Missouri Constitution at the expense of life, this would set in motion a new and dangerous trend in our state and quite possibly the nation."

Pay attention to the rest of the info./list in the article and act accordingly. Talk to your friends and family in MO. Get the word out as this is a foreshadowing moment!

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