Vote NO on Proposition 71

Prop 71 limits the scope of research only to human embryos

The California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative purports to fund all manner of stem cell research (adult and embryonic), but a clause in the text prevents funding of any kind of stem cell research other than embryonic stem cell research - regardless of scientific merit:

ARTICLE 1. California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act
125281.11   Scientific and Medical Research Funding Working Group
(c) (1) (C)
"In order to ensure that Institute funding does not duplicate or supplant existing funding, a high priority shall be placed on funding pluripotent stem cell and progenitor cell research that cannot, or is unlikely to, receive timely or sufficient federal funding, unencumbered by limitations that would impede the research. In this regard, other research categories funded by the National Institute of Health shall not be funded by the Institute." (Source:The California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act)

Non-embryonic stem cell research will be funded only upon a two-thirds vote of the members of the Scientific and Medical Research Funding Working Group.