NEWS RELEASE: UNABLE TO DEFEND VOTES AGAINST LIFE-SAVING STEM CELL RESEARCH, O’BANNON LASHES OUT AGAINST OPPONENT
In a recent news release, John O'Bannon personally attacked his opponent, Tom Shields, for bringing to light O'Bannon's opposition to life-saving stem cell research, claiming Shields is lying about his votes.
O'Bannon, however, has stood in the way of life-saving stem cell research each of the last four years:
O'Bannon voted against Amendment by Delegate Vanderhye to Item 4-0.01 #1h, HB1600, 2/12/09.
O'Bannon voted for Item 4-0.01 #1h, HB1600, 2/12/09.
O'Bannon voted for HB30, Item 4-0.01 #1h, 2/21/08.
O'Bannon voted for HB1650, Item 4-0.01 #1h, 2/8/07.
O'Bannon voted for HB5002, Item 4-0.01 #1h, 4/11/06.
Previously, O'Bannon tried to defend his votes against life-saving stem cell research--votes he is now suggesting he did not take--by making the claim that adult stem cells have more potential than embryonic stem cells. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F66-eWjilhQ&videos=Oh6xUjGs6A8).
Unfortunately for John O'Bannon, his extreme right-wing claim about adult stem cells is devoid of scientific fact and is widely discredited by the scientific and medical communities (National Institute of Health).
"His votes against life-saving stem cell research is yet another example that John O'Bannon puts the will of his party bosses above the needs of his constituents." said Shields' Campaign Manager Tony Coppola. "Either O'Bannon is more willing to defend claims he knows to be false than stand up to his party bosses or spending 9 years in the Legislature has clouded his judgment. Regardless, it's time for a new generation of independent leadership in the 73rd District."
Shields: O'Bannon's Claims About Adult Stem Cells "Devoid of Scientific Fact"
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
From the Tom Shields for Delegate campaign: