A liberal California think-tank and an alliance of pro-choice women groups have joined with evangelical Christians and the Roman Catholic Church to oppose a ballot proposition that would provide $3 billion for stem cell research in California.
Proposition 71 would create nearly $300 million in funding each year for 10 years to fund stem cell research in California. The measure comes in the face of Bush administration restrictions on federal funding for the research, which many believe will lead to new cures for spinal cord injuries, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and other maladies.
The nonprofit Center for Genetics and Society and a group called the Pro-Choice Alliance against Prop. 71 – both of which voice support for stem cell research – blasted Prop. 71 as being fiscally irresponsible and lacking adequate scientific, medical and ethical controls over the research. (Source)