I’m referring to these assholes:
Proposal 2 is a ballot initiative in Michigan to amend the state constitution to ease restrictions on stem cell research. We have been subjected to constant misleading ads from them, some of which go so far as to out and out lie about the proposal.(all their ads are viewable on their website)
They started with an ad about how much the proposal would cost the taxpayers, despite the fact that the initiative does not include any funding.
Next they talked about the limited available lines of stem cells, a legitimate concern at least, but if you watch the ad you’ll see how they not so subtly imply that this will lead to human cloning for the purpose of medical experiments. Of course, the proposal specifically says that cloning is not allowed, but lets not let that get in the way of a good scare tactic.
Next they went back to the money issue, pulling out a quote from the Prop 2 spokesman in which he says the stem cell research should be publicly funded. Through some sort of logical acrobatics they claim that this proves that the prop will cost the taxpayers money.
This brings me to their latest ad, the one that finally led me to make this post. In their most recent attempt to scare people with the horrors of science, they are now comparing stem cell research to the Tuskegee experiments. They claim both are examples of unrestrained science exploiting the most defenseless members of society.
A quick look at their organization shows they are headquartered in Grand Rapids, right in the heart of conservative, religious West Michigan. A look at their scattergun strategy of attacking the proposal with constantly changing, ridiculous charges that don’t even seem particularly well thought out seems to indicate that they might be disguising their real reason for opposing prop 2.
If you oppose stem cell research on religious grounds, fine. I’ll disagree with you but you have a right to your beliefs, however misguided they might be. But to oppose the proposal for religious reasons but hide it behind a deluge of hysterical scare ads is just bad form.
In conclusion, fuck you Michigan Citizens Against Unrestricted Science & Experimentation, fuck you right in your stupid asses.