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In the latest attempt to sway the American public, celebrities are again coming out of the woodwork in commercials in support of or against a certain topic. The topic du jour? Stem Cell research.
In this corner, weighing in at who knows how many pounds, we have Michael J. Fox:
And in this corner, the opponent.. err, opponents:
The legislation in question is an amendment to the Missouri state constitution that would essentially write into their Constitution the right to clone.