Voters Defeat Stem Cell Measure
Imagine my excitement when I woke this morning to that headline in my inbox. New Jersey voters have spoken and said, “No thank you” to borrowing $450 MILLION dollars for stem cell research. New Jersey governor, Jon Corzine, was so behind the passing of this awful ballot measure, that he ponied up $150,000 of his own money to help get it passed. NOT. The vote was 53-47, dealing a sharp blow to stem cell/cloning research enthusiasts.
Sadly (!) those in favor of the measure, were so confident of its passage, they arrogantly held a groundbreaking ceremony two weeks ago for the new stem cell research facility.
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.