Attorneys representing the group Cures Without Cloning in its legal challenge to Secretary of State Robin Carnahan’s wording of the group’s petition initiative to ban certain forms of stem cell research explain their actions.
Attorney Eddie Greim says part of the challenge is being made under Missouri’s constitution, with the claim that the wording summary does not adequately and competently summarize what the initiative does – ban forms of stem cell research the plaintiffs consider human cloning. He adds Secretary’s statement is unfair because it patently reflects her "bias and prejudice against the Cures Without Cloning Amendment."
Greim says this is a case of a state official using the authority of the office to violate the constitutional rights of citizens. A statement from the Secretary of State’s Office says the summary wording is "fair, accurate, and reflects how the constitution would be changed by this initiative if it got on the ballot and was passed."