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Prop 71 Spin

From Wendy Wright at Concerned Women for America:

Californians pass Prop 71, spending $3 billion on embryonic stem cell research. So even if school children don’t have textbooks and highways crumble for lack of funding, Californians will still have to fund risky, unethical research for 10 years – even if, say in the third year, it proves unsuccessful.

And here’s an unexpected twist – this takes the wind out of the arguments for federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. This stunning amount (yes, $3 billion, not million) dwarfs the federal spending on all stem cell research (adult and embryonic), which is about $300 million. So, Bush-bashers have lost an issue to attack him on.


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