Secretary of State approves abortion, stem cell ballot petitions

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has approved two ballot petitions. To get on the 2010 ballot, petitions need to receive 230,222 signatures from six congressional districts. Here are the petitions:

From Missouri Roundtable for Life:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to make it illegal for the legislature or state or local governments to expend, pay, or grant public funds to hospitals or other institutions for certain research and services, including abortions not medically necessary to save the life of the mother, abortion services, and certain types of stem cell research currently allowed under Missouri law?

From Personhood Missouri:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to define the term “person” to be from the beginning of biological development and grant such person constitutional rights and access to courts under the equal protection, due process, and open courts provisions of the Missouri Constitution?

Click here to see the 19 petitions that have been approved so far.


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