A package of used hypodermic needles delivered to [Wisconsin] Assembly Speaker John Gard's office last week has highlighted a political battle over stem-cell cloning for diabetes research. It's also caused Gard to question Gov. Jim Doyle's judgment in sanctioning the political stunt.
A Door County woman gave the used medical waste to Doyle on July 14 with a plea that he forward it to Gard as a statement about the suffering of people with diabetes. Five days later, Doyle staffer Patrick Guarasci dropped off the bag at [Gard's] office. Capitol police were called to Gard's office to remove the needles after maintenance staff refused to touch it.
Link to story in Green Bay Press Gazette.
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