I am writing to respond to the Aug. 23 article by Kit Wagar (Local, “Cloning foes advance cause; Push aims at ballot issue next year in Missouri to reverse part of last year’s Amendment 2”).
I support the Cures Without Cloning initiative because it will close the cloning loophole that currently exists in our Missouri Constitution. This initiative will ensure that none of our tax dollars can be spent on human cloning experiments. It will allow researchers in our state to focus on the many avenues of ethical research that provide real cures and treatments and real hope for those suffering from diseases.
This initiative does not prohibit stem-cell research. This is not a stem-cell issue. It is a human cloning issue.
This initiative is going to stop Amendment 2 and I support it 100 percent.