MRL has proposed language preventing the use of tax dollars for unethical research. The Republican-controlled committee, like the Obama administration in Washington, has opted to fund open-ended research unrestricted by the moral and ethical beliefs of pro-life Missourians.
Voting against SB 7, the MOSIRA bill, was one Republican, Sen. Brian Nieves (26). Voting for the pro-cloning and embryonic stem cell research bill were Senators Eric Schmidt (R-15), Ron Richards (R-32), Bob Dixon (R-30), Victor Callahan (D-11), Jack Goodman (R-29), John Lamping (R-24), Ryan McKenna (D-22) and Luann Ridgeway (R-17). Sen. Ridgeway joined Sen. Nieves in voting against SB 8. All other members of the committee voted for SB 8.
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To send a "thank you" to Senator Nieves for his vote against MOSIRA, go to: http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem26.htm