Michael J. Fox Hasn’t Read Amendment 2

In his own words:

Fox: Well, I don’t think that’s true. You know, I campaigned for Claire McCaskill. And so I have to qualify it by saying I’m not qualified to speak on the page-to-page content of the initiative. Although, I am quite sure that I’ll agree with it in spirit, I don’t know, I– On full disclosure, I haven’t read it, and that’s why I didn’t put myself up for it distinctly.

That’s just great. His support for Claire McCaskill is based on what he thinks Amendment 2 says.

He continues:

Right, and I agree with them on adult stem cell research. I mean, let’s talk about what we agree on. I agree that stem cell research is fantastic; we should pursue it. I agree that we should have no human cloning. We’re against that. We’re against egg farming, that notion. We agree on all of that.

Indeed we do.

The problem, Michael, is that Amendment 2 would create constitutional rights to Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer, the scientific term for cloning, and offering compensation to women for their eggs, which would establish an economic incentive for egg farming.

We want you to get well, Michael, we really do. But please — read the amendment (PDF document) and then get back to us.

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