Opponents of the stem call initiative are not accepting last week’s voter approval of it. Missourians Against Human Cloning got almost 49 percent of the voters last week to say “no” to Amendment Two and that’s close enough for Executive Secretary Jaci Winship to vow an ongoing fight. She cautions against a quick reaction. She says a well thought-out strategy is needed for the long term, maybe a couple of years. She hopes to get a meeting of organization leaders later this week to lay out some early strategy which could include a new petition campaign to overturn the constitutional change voters approved a week ago. She says the closeness of the vote has energized people who think they did not do enough or were not involved. She says a lot of people remain confused about the issue and she sees her organization as the one to end their confusion. Legislation limiting the impact of Amendment two is likely to be introduced in the general assembly next year. Winship says several people have talked to Governor Blunt since he said he’d veto an anti-stem cell research bill and announced he’d support Amendment Two. She says he’s made his choice and the choice, as she put it, will play out somewhere down the road.
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