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January 01, 2007

Concerns about cloning

Who believes for a minute that, had Amendment 2 failed in Missouri by 1 percent or 2 percent of the vote, the Sowers Institute for Medical Research and its minions at The Star would go silently into the night, never to be heard from again?

Of course they would have returned with another effort to provide legitimacy to their embryonic stem-cell research effort. The Star would have had no problem, regardless of the wishes of the voters, providing more misleading propaganda in support of such an effort.

Human cloning is integral to embryonic stem-cell research. Amendment 2 is flawed, since it does not in reality prohibit human cloning. This is all about profit and greed, not lifesaving cures.

The pro-life movement lost a battle, but thanks to the efforts of state Sen. Matt Bartle and Rep. Jim Lembke, the war will go on to bring and end to this intrinsically evil research.

Ed and Sue Lindgren
Overland Park


Mark Robertson

Yes, and why should it be any different than slave trade? That atrocity was motivated by market forces as well.
And of course, killing babies in the womb is mostly about financial profit, except when it is driven by those who irrationally hate anything considered conservative or an agenda of the "Christian Right," or those population control nuts.
Although we strongly believe in the free market, most conservatives do not blindly follow free market forces. The insane Kelo ruling on emminent domain is another example. That absurd ruling has no doubt helped some business interests, but is a direct assault on freedom.
Great letter Ed and Sue. It continues to be amazing how Amendment 2 opponents are told that we should now shut up about the issue just because there was an election.
That monstrosity was a total fraud before the election, and still is after.

Mark Robertson


"This is all about profit ..."

Which in Overland Park is usually enough reason to push all other concerns out of the way.

Why would the "human cloning business" be any different than the HVAC business or auto repair or lawn care? What's the problem, Republicans? Why the double standard? Get out of the way and let the free market decide what's best.

Joe Barone

It will be interesting to see what happens if there is another miniumum wage or stem cell issue on the ballot in Missouri in presidential election year.

Sophie Demartine

The FDA recently approved the sale of milk and meat from cloned animals. They also said manufacturers can sneak it into the food distribution network without labels so the consumer will not know what he or she is buying. Thank you Republican FDA.

In Europe all genetically modified food stuffs must be labeled clearly. I remember when America had stricter standards than Europe.

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