Governor Jay Nixon, who supports legal abortion, is set to call a special session in September to consider an omnibus economic development bill. Missouri Right to Life hopes pro-life advocates in the Show Me State will pay attention to concerns over legislature during the special session.
“One part of this legislation is the Missouri Science Innovation & Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA),” the pro-life group explains in an email alert to LifeNews. “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 or tax incentives for new technology businesses, including businesses engaged in human life science research. MOSIRA does not currently include language 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,” the organization continues.