Governor Matt Blunt reiterates his stance on stem cell research as the Legislature returns to the Capitol for the special session. Blunt tells the Missouri Biotechnology Association he supports research into stem cells, because of its promise for medical advances and economic growth. Blunt rejected anti-abortion bills in the regular session, because they called for a ban on such research. He called the Legislature back into session to consider the bills again, this time without the research ban. While Blunt believes he has crafted a special legislative call that will keep the discussion away from stem cells, he agrees the issue will arise again in the regular session next year.