Almost one month ago, the lower chamber of Oklahoma (United States) voted mostly in favour of the 2013 Protection of Human Life Act. This Act prohibits the destruction of human embryos for research purposes and, similarly, research on cells obtained by destroying human embryos. The chamber voted 72 in favour and 14 against.
The bill has now been presented to the Senate. The "Stem Cell Action" coalition is joining forces with the Oklahoma State Medical Association to publicly formulate a request to the Senate not to pass this bill.