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McCain Ties To Companies Involved In Embryo Destruction May Upset Abortion Foes

10/06/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

John McCain's wife has held ownership interests in two Arizona medical buildings that rent space to companies involved in the destruction of human embryos found to have genetic defects -- a practice some anti-abortion activists say amounts to the taking of human life.

McCain's financial disclosure forms show that Cindy McCain has invested more than $65,000 in Estrella Medical Plaza I. Estrella rents space to Arizona Reproductive Medicine Specialists and Sonora Quest Laboratories. Dr. Kimball Pomeroy of ARMS said that if his firm discovers that an embryo was affected by a serious disease, "in most cases, it would be discarded." A brochure for Sonora Quest says that "if a birth defect is found, your doctor or a genetic counselor will help you make decisions in the best interest of you, your family and your baby."

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