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Well, our legislature might suck here in Missouri, but our Cardinals sure don’t! Congratulations to the 2011 World Series Champions! I’m not a big baseball fan, myself, but even I couldn’t help getting a little excited (not a word I generally associate with baseball) after watching game 6 Thursday night. Game 7 wasn’t nearly as […]


Posted at: October 28th, 2011 - 10:49 pm - Number of Comments » 1

I will be heading to St. Louis to see The Stem Cell Divide at the St. Louis International Film Festival tomorrow. One early review doesn’t exactly sing it’s praises, but it does indicate that the movie is well balanced: It looks at the controversy over stem cell research through the lens of the campaign for/against […]


Posted at: November 15th, 2008 - 11:14 pm - Comments Off

I find it amazing that, in a state which guarantees researchers a constitutional right to conduct ESC research and create and destroy human embryos for scientific research, supporters of such research can still find something to complain about. The NY Times ran this article last week about how the cloning amendment passed last year has […]


Posted at: August 15th, 2007 - 2:32 am - Number of Comments » 2

During the campaign for Amendment 2 last year Missourians were promised that this constitutional amendment would attract swarms of so-called “top notch” researchers to our state because all forms of “life-saving” stem cell research (meaning cloning/ESC research) would be protected. The eventual passage of Amendment 2, however, did not stop pro-lifers in the state. A […]


Posted at: July 7th, 2007 - 3:00 am - Comments Off

The fund raising process for working on getting a cloning ban on the ballot here in Missouri has begun! Unlike our opposition we don’t have one wealthy couple ready to give us $30 million for our campaign (but if you know of any such couple – please send them our way!). If you or someone […]


Posted at: June 4th, 2007 - 4:25 pm - Comments Off

That book title, written by outspoken Liberal commentator Al Franken about conservatives, quite accurately describes Missouri’s pro-cloning biotech crowd who worked so feverishly to pass Amendment 2 last year which enshrined a right to human cloning research in the Missouri Constitution. One of the most gaping loopholes written into the amendment was a guarantee of […]


Posted at: May 26th, 2007 - 12:22 am - Comments Off

James Kelly, the paralyzed stem cell activist, wrote a fabulous article for National Review Online on the results of this month’s elections. Unfortunately he is not the kind of “victim activist” that the media is interested in. The only kind that shine in the media’s eyes are those like Michael J. Fox who use their […]


Posted at: November 27th, 2006 - 10:21 pm - Comments Off

Senator Matt Bartle thinks so! In an interview on Bott Radio Network yesterday Senator Bartle, from Lee’s Summit, outlined a plan to work with members of the Missouri Legislature to get something on the ballot in the future that would actually ban human cloning! One aspect of this that I had not considered is that […]


Posted at: November 10th, 2006 - 10:08 am - Comments Off

St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke released a statement on the passage of amendment 2. In it he says that amendment 2 will, among other things, “further erode respect for all human life and for procreation as the way new human life is to come into the world.” And that, “The election campaign for the passage […]


Posted at: November 9th, 2006 - 5:45 pm - Comments Off

In times like this I take comfort in the wisdom of our first Pope: “In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory […]


Posted at: November 9th, 2006 - 12:03 am - Comments Off