Skip to comments.Iowa Senate Approves Bill Promoting Human Cloning for Research
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 LifeNews.com. "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 - http://www.irlc.org Iowa Legislature - http://www.legis.state.ia.us
Professor Hill was right ... look what's happened since that damned poooool table came to town.
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?
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.
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