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South Dakotans propose amending stem cell research limits

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September 29, 2009


PIERRE, South Dakota: South Dakotans are proposing the South Dakota Embryonic Stem Cell Research Measure for the 2010 statewide ballot.[1] The proposed measure seeks to ease restrictions on stem cell research.[2] It is supported by former state Treasurer David Volk, a cancer survivor. In support of the measure, Volk has created a group called South Dakotans for Lifesaving Cures. Volk said that he wants the state's regulations on funding stem cell research to be thrown out.[3] Abortion opponent, Rep. Roger Hunt said that the measure is likely to see "considerable opposition" and predicts that the South Dakota Legislature may even address the issue in session.[2]

If petition language is approved, supporters will have to collect a minimum of 6,776 valid signatures by April 6, 2010.

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* South Dakota Embryonic Stem Cell Research Measure (2010)