MOSIRA bill gives ‘right to life’ groups heartburn

With only four no votes, the state Senate on Wednesday sent the House the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, or MOSIRA, which creates a fund to offer incentives for science-based businesses to develop or expand in Missouri.

But some in the pro-life community are unhappy.

Fred Sauer of the St. Louis-based Missouri Roundtable for Life, issued a news release after Wednesday’s vote, complaining “Late (Tuesday) night while Missourians were sleeping, the state Senate refused to add language to MOSIRA that would protect Missouri tax dollars from going to abortion, human cloning, and embryo-destructive experimentation.

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“And now (Wednesday), the Senate passed this same bill that threatens to force our state’s citizens to pay for the destruction of human life.”

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