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Vote No on Proposition 71

On November 2, California voters will face an ill-conceived and enormously expensive initiative and bond measure to fund stem cell research.

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We are Doctors, Patients and Taxpayers for Fiscal Responsibility and we strongly support Stem Cell Research-with narrow exceptions-but we oppose this shameless attempt by a small group of venture capitalists and pharmaceutical company executives to have California taxpayers pay for their research and development costs.
Ballot Arguments signed by:
  • California State Senator
    Tom McClintock

  • Orange Country Treasurer
    John Moorlach

  • Bioethics Consultant
    H Rex Greene, MD

Three well known pro-choice feminists signed our rebuttal arguments.

  • Our Bodies, Ourselves Executive Director Judy Norsigian

  • Pacific Institute for Women's Health Founder
    Francine Coeytaux

  • College Professor and Author
    Tina Stevens, PhD

Prop 71: Funding and Regulating Stem Cell Research

The supporters of Proposition 71 have collected more than $30 million while the opponents have raised just over $155,000. Most of the money has come from California (86 percent) and been supplied by individual donors (89 percent). A large percentage of the funds (88 percent) is from donors who contributed $100,000 or more.

In contrast, the opponents' largest contributions are two $50,000 donations made by Fieldstead and Company and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Proponents spent over $2.7 million circulating the petition to qualify the measure.

For the top ten contributors and detailed charts go to Prop 71 MoneyWatch.

If you'd like to help defeat this raid on the public treasury, we invite you to join us.

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