Wednesday, November 7, 2007

NJ Stem Cell Vote Fails

Yesterday was Election Day, and on the ballot in New Jersey was a measure to fund embryonic stem cell research. While Right-to-Life groups were unsuccessful in trying to block the ballot proposal, it didn't matter:
New Jersey voters rejected a $450 million bond measure to fund stem-cell research, a defeat for Democratic Governor Jon Corzine, who backed the proposal with his own money and advocated on its behalf.

With 95 percent of precincts reporting, the question was defeated by 53 percent to 47 percent, according to, a Web site affiliated with the Star-Ledger of Newark. The measure would have authorized the state to borrow as much as $45 million annually for 10 years to fund scientists' work in the field.


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