Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Great Rebuttal Ad To Michael J. Fox

A new TV ad featuring Jim Caviezel (Jesus in Passion of the Christ), Jeff Suppan (St. Louis Cardinals pitcher), Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond), Kurt Warner (St. Louis Rams QB), and Mike Sweeney (KC Royals First Baseman) will run tonight during World Series Game 4 that explains Missouri's proposed Amendment 2.

This is a fantastic rebuttal to the Michael J. Fox/Claire McCaskill ad that falsely implied that (a) Amendment 2 is about stem cell research and (b) Jim Talent opposes stem cell research.

The truth is:

  1. Amendment 2 is a constitutional approval of human cloning, not stem cell research.
  2. Fox never makes a distinction between adult stem cell research and embryonic stem cell research.
  3. Jim Talent supports adult stem cell research.
  4. Embryonic stem cell research has resulted in no progress towards a treatment or cure for any disease or condition.
  5. If embryonic stem cell research was promising, private investors would be flocking to fund it. We don't need funding from the government.
UPDATE: This ad popped up so quickly I wondered if it was already in production. It was. This was not a last-minute response to the Michael J. Fox ad. Also, it has been reported that the celebrities requested to be part of this ad. They were not asked by the opponents of Amendment 2.

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