Two lawsuits have been filed over the ballot summary for a proposed initiative to ban certain forms of stem cell research.
Supporters of the initiative have filed suit in Cole County Circuit Court over Secretary of State Robin Carnahan’s wording of the summary. They say that while their goal is to ban all forms of stem cell research they consider to be human cloning, the wording is confusing and misleading, and might lead Missourians to believe the proposal would expand human cloning.
The other suit has been filed in the same court by opponents of the initiative. They claim the ballot measure’s financial estimate prepared by State Auditor Susan Montee understates the potential cost to taxpayers.