April 27, 2007(Key vote)
Title: Public Funding for Stem Cell Research
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that provides public funding for human embryonic stem cell research.
- Permits the University of Minnesota to spend state-appropriated funding on stem cell research [sec. 1].
- Permits research involving human embryonic stem cells, human embryonic germ cells, and human adult stem cells from any source, including somatic cell nuclear transplantation [sec. 2.1].
- Prohibits human cloning as part of permitted stem cell research [sec. 2.1].
- Provides patients undergoing fertility treatments with the following options: storing the embryos, donating the embryos to an individual, discarding the unused embryos, or donating the remaining embryos for research [sec. 2.2].