Ugh, not long in office and he is already doing it. The Des Moines Register reports that our new Governor, Chet Culver, wants to give $12.5 Million of taxpayer money for a stem cell research center at the University of Iowa.
He will also ask our Democratic controlled Legislature to lift a ban on a type of embryonic stem cell research. This ban was passed back in 2002, and in one of former Governor Vilsack’s finer moments signed into law.
We need to protect a culture of life in the State of Iowa. This research certainly shouldn’t be done on the backs of Iowa’s taxpayers!
In an alert that theIowa Right to Life Committee sent out today points out:
“We agree that stem cell research is a wonderful blessing, but not embryonic. We fully support research using adult stem cell, which is already benefiting 73 diseases. Our opposition to embryonic stem cell research is both moral and practical. From the moral aspect, it will turn humans into a commodity that will create cloning farms to kill the embryos for research. From a practical standpoint, embryonic stem cell research is unsuccessful, curing no one–not even a mouse.”