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Iowa Senate Approves Bill Promoting Human Cloning for Research ^ | 15 Feb 2007 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 02/18/2007 12:38:48 AM PST by FLOutdoorsman

The Iowa state Senate has approved a bill that would promote human cloning for research purposes. Backers of the bill say it would help promote embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of human life.

"It's the beginning of human cloning," said Senate Minority Leader Mary Lundby during the debate. "This is the first step on a slippery slope."

Sen. David Hartsuch, a doctor, also opposed the bill.

"A decent respect for human life and dignity requires that we continue to ban this clone and kill mentality," Hartsuch said.

The Senate approved the measure on a 26-24 vote and it now heads to the House under a new bill number HF 287.

Should the House approve it, Gov. Chet Culver, a Democrat, has said he would sign the measure and pro-life advocates say that will effectively overturn the state's ban on all forms of human cloning.

"What is happening in Iowa is very serious," Iowa Right to Life Committee director Kim Lehman said in a statement given to "We urge everyone to continue speaking out in opposition to human cloning. The fight isn't over."

Twenty-six Democrats voted for the bill while 20 Republicans and four Democrats voted no.

Republicans tried to amend the bill to keep the human cloning ban as it stands now, prohibiting both cloning for research and reproductive purposes, but the Senate defeated that 28-22.

Related web sites: Iowa Right to Life - Iowa Legislature -

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: cloning; iowa; research; senate

1 posted on 02/18/2007 12:38:51 AM PST by FLOutdoorsman
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To: FLOutdoorsman

Professor Hill was right ... look what's happened since that damned poooool table came to town.

2 posted on 02/18/2007 4:33:44 AM PST by knarf (Islamists kill each other ... News wall-to-wall, 24/7 .. don't touch that dial.)
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To: FLOutdoorsman
What amazes me is that the moonbats are afraid of genetically modified food -- they say that any hybrid plant is an ecological disaster and might be poisonous, etc. They are also against using animals in medical experiments because animals have "rights." However, when it comes to humans they seem to think that any genetic experimentation is okay and they want to clone humans for the express purpose of killing them in medical experiments or using them for body parts.

If the Nazis had won the war (and assuming human cloning is perfected) is there any doubt that today they would be running be running vast cloning factories to manufacture slave labor and fodder for medical experiments?

3 posted on 02/18/2007 6:07:47 AM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Wilhelm Tell
The RATS claim this does not remove the ban against human cloning. So what does it do?

It clearly is to remove the ban against human cloning so what are they going to call it once they've cloned?

Maybe they don't intend to do anything except try to keep some money flowing to a sham operation?

Why would these people bother to even change the law? Just clone and worry about the consequences later. They're going to have to do that anyway, if they do clone. I think it's about the money. Some will be returned to Democrats for their campaigns.

4 posted on 02/22/2007 4:58:00 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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