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  • Bill Would Ban Human Cloning In Minnesota

    03/15/2011 6:35:12 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/15/11 | AP
    A bill attempting to head off possible human cloning is starting its travel through Minnesota’s Legislature. The human cloning ban is a priority of the state’s dominant anti-abortion group, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. The legislation would make it a felony to attempt, perform or aid in cloning by combining embryonic eggs with the nucleus removed and other human cells.
  • Clinton Files Show Kagan Advocated Cloning for Human Research

    06/10/2010 8:03:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 40+ views
    american spectator ^ | 6/10/10 | Robert Stacy McCain
    White House memos from 1997, when Elena Kagan was a top domestic policy advisor to President Clinton, show that Kagan -- nominated to the Supreme Court by President Obama -- recommended that the Clinton administration permit cloning of human embryos for research purposes. Writing just months after Scottish researchers had announced the birth of a cloned sheep, Kagan and another Clinton aide recommended that the president announce a ban on cloning that would lead to the birth of human infants, but emphasized that the policy "would not ban the creation of cloned embryos for research purposes.
  • Embryologists to Media: There are no Such Things as Human "Fertilized Eggs"

    11/26/2007 4:11:17 PM PST · by wagglebee · 42 replies · 392+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/26/07 | Hilary White
    LOS ANGELES, November 26, 2007 ( - Human beings, being mammals, do not lay eggs. This fact, known to most school children, is frequently forgotten by those in the media reporting on advancements in embryo and cloning research. The latest example of media misrepresentation on embryo research comes from Saturday's Los Angeles Times which ran the headline, "Abortion opponents push for 'personhood' for eggs." The Los Angeles Times reporter examines pending bills in several states that would confer legal personhood on the unborn child from the first moment of conception. Nicholas Riccardi cites efforts in Colorado, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana and...
  • November 6 -- Vote NO on taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell research in NJ

    10/25/2007 6:15:24 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 16 replies · 72+ views
    On November 6, the taxpayers of New Jersey will again be asked to pony up--this time $450 million to fund every abortionists' favorite white elephant, Embryonic Stem Cell research. As most FReepers already know, Embryonic Stem Cell research involves the willful creation and destruction of viable human embryos for therapeutic techniques that, to date, have resulted in NO cures. And of course, the NJ bill does not fund Adult or Cord Stem Cell research, a much more promising and less ethically troubling experimental treatment modality which to date has yielded 73 successful therapeutic uses. Here in NJ, we're working to...
  • Surprise Vote in U.S. House Today on Bill to Legitimize Human Cloning

    06/07/2007 8:29:52 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 22 replies · 681+ views
    Christian NewsWire ^ | June 6, 2007 | Susan Armacost
    WASHINGTON, June 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- Wisconsin Right to Life learned late yesterday that a bill to foster the creation of cloned human embryos, for the purpose of using them in research that will kill them, will be on the floor of the U. S. House of Representatives today, Wednesday, June 6. The legislation, HR 2560, is sponsored by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Co.). "This is a blatant move on the part of the House Democratic leadership to ram the DeGette bill through the U.S. House," said Susan Armacost, Legislative Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. "This bill is being falsely...
  • President Bush Would Likely Veto Fake Human Cloning Ban If Passed

    06/06/2007 11:53:01 AM PDT · by gpapa · 2 replies · 302+ views ^ | June 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Members of the House of Representatives are debating a human cloning ban today that doesn't really ban human cloning. The measure prohibits the practice for reproductive purposes but allows human cloning to create embryos for the sole purpose of their destruction and President Bush would likely veto the bill. The Bush administration today released a statement to Congress of what the White House policy would likely be on the legislation. "The President unequivocally opposes all forms of human cloning," it said. "The Administration is strongly opposed to any legislation that would prohibit human cloning for reproductive...
  • Hybrid embryos get go-ahead

    05/18/2007 9:11:09 AM PDT · by mware · 30 replies · 552+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Thursday May 17, 2007 | David Batty
    Hybrid embryos get go-ahead David Batty Thursday May 17, 2007 Guardian Unlimited The government has overturned its proposed ban on the creation of human-animal embryos and now wants to allow them to be used to develop new treatments for incurable diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. The proposal, in a new draft fertility bill published today, would allow scientists to create three different types of hybrid embryos.
  • Australia Senate Lifts Ban on Cloning

    11/10/2006 8:02:09 AM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 339+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2006
    Australia's Senate narrowly voted to end the country's four-year ban on cloning human embryos for stem cell research, ruling Tuesday that the potential for medical breakthroughs outweighed moral doubts. The decision - a rare conscience vote in a country where lawmakers are expected to follow the party line - sets the stage for the ban to be lifted entirely. The measure now goes to Australia's House of Representatives, but lawmakers had expected the Senate to pose the biggest hurdle. The Senate voted 34 to 32 to allow therapeutic cloning, which involves removing the nucleus of an unfertilized human egg and...
  • Artificial Reproduction a “Grave Moral Evil” Says Archbishop Burke

    10/09/2006 7:25:37 PM PDT · by Coleus · 124 replies · 1,503+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 10.06.06 | Hilary White
    ST. LOUIS, October 6, 2006 ( – For the first time, a Catholic bishop in the US has come out with a strong statement clarifying the Church’s teaching on the practice of donating, or sometimes selling, human ova for medical research. Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis, a strong advocate for life and family, has published a pastoral letter in which he says unequivocally that the removal of ova for artificial reproduction, including cloning, is a grave moral evil. Referring to an upcoming ballot initiative to amend the state constitution, Archbishop Burke warned that the push to create cloned human...
  • Patricia Heaton, Sports Stars Rebut Michael J. Fox on Missouri Stem Cell Ad

    10/26/2006 12:27:10 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 44 replies · 4,643+ views ^ | 25 Oct 2006 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-life advocates in Missouri have prepared a response ad to one that actor Michael J. Fox has made in numerous states that contains misleading information about pro-life candidates and their views on stem cell research. The new ads feature St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan and stars Jim Caviezel of "The Passion of Christ." ... A new study by Steven Goldman and colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical Center finds embryonic stem cells cause tumors when inserted into rats that have Parkinson's. As a result, patients like Fox would likely be killed or face severe problems if treated with...
  • Misleading Measure May Launch U.S. Cloning (MO Amend. 2)

    10/16/2006 10:42:25 AM PDT · by Forest Keeper · 27 replies · 597+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Oct. 16, 2006 | Robert Novak
    Misleading Measure May Launch U.S. Cloning October 16, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK Sun-Times ColumnistA new video available on YouTube marks a late attempt by pro-life forces to avert serious defeat in Missouri Nov. 7, with national implications. Cathy Ruse, speaking for Missourians Against Human Cloning, declares: "Amendment 2 is a fraud. It is an attempt to trick Missourians into approving -- in their Constitution -- human cloning, the right of biotech firms to do human cloning in Missouri -- something Missourians oppose by an overwhelming majority." But Amendment 2 is identified for many Missouri voters by the language at the...
  • Cloning Doubletalk (NAZI-like twisted language of MO referendum)

    10/15/2006 11:51:18 PM PDT · by unspun · 61 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | October 16, 2006 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- A new video available on YouTube marks a late attempt by pro-life forces to avert serious defeat in Missouri Nov. 7, with national implications. Cathy Ruse, speaking for Missourians Against Human Cloning, declares: "Amendment 2 is a fraud. It is an attempt to trick Missourians into approving -- in their Constitution -- human cloning, the right of biotech firms to do human cloning in Missouri -- something Missourians oppose by an overwhelming majority." But Amendment 2 is identified for many Missouri voters by the language at the beginning of the five-page, 2,000-word ballot initiative: "No person may clone...
  • Shafer Leads Senate Republican Push For Non-Embryo Stem Cell Research (Georgia)

    02/24/2006 6:57:06 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 274+ views
    The Weekly ^ | 02.23.06
    Joined by 31 cosponsors, a Republican state senator from Duluth introduced a bill Thursday designed to foster stem cell research in Georgia and to avoid the controversy such efforts arouse. The bill by Sen. David Shafer would encourage research with stem cells from postnatal tissue – umbilical cords, the placenta and amniotic fluid. "Stem cell research efforts have been hampered by the controversy over embryonic stem cells," Shafer said. "But stem cells are not found only in embryos. Umbilical cord blood is rich in stem cells which can be used for research without destroying any embryos." "Stem cell research using...
  • Plan advances to encourage stem cell alternatives (Kansas)

    03/24/2006 6:56:08 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 328+ views ^ | 03.23.06 | JOHN HANNA
    Legislators who view embryonic stem cell research as human cloning won first-round approval Thursday in the House for a proposal to encourage alternatives in finding cures for diseases. The measure would set up new state funds to finance research with adult stem cells or blood from newborns' umbilical cords, then grant a tax break to Kansans who contribute to either fund. Backers couldn't say how much the tax breaks would cost but hope to attract millions of dollars in contributions. The House voted 71-46 to add the proposal to an unrelated bill. Another voice vote advanced the amended legislation to...
  • Scientists to try to clone human embryos

    06/07/2006 5:15:41 AM PDT · by minus_273 · 4 replies · 133+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/6/06 | MALCOLM RITTER
    Stepping into a research area marked by controversy and fraud, Harvard University scientists said Tuesday they are trying to clone human embryos to create stem cells they hope can be used one day to help conquer a host of diseases. "We are convinced that work with embryonic stem cells holds enormous promise," said Harvard provost Dr. Steven Hyman. The privately funded work is aimed at devising treatments for such ailments as diabetes, Lou Gehrig's disease, sickle-cell anemia and leukemia. Harvard is only the second American university to announce its venture into the challenging, politically charged research field. The University of...
  • Mark Steyn: Send in the clones (Will Canada go cloning to "avert" demographic disaster?)

    11/21/2005 7:56:08 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 41 replies · 2,296+ views
    Western Standard (Canada) ^ | November 28, 2005 | Mark Steyn
    With a birthrate too low to sustain the Canadian welfare state, how can we not embrace the future post-human race --------------------------- Most of the great issues we face today snuck up on us. How many Canadians in 1990 reckoned that by 2005 men would be marrying men at city hall? How many Europeans gave a thought to the Islamification of almost every one of their cities? I've written before about the phenomenon of "creeping sharia"--last year's decision by the Inland Revenue in London to recognize polygamy for the purposes of inheritance tax; the news the other week that police in...
  • Top cloning experts gather in South Korea for clandestine test

    08/02/2005 5:32:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 375+ views
    Top cloning experts gather in South Korea for clandestine testTop cloning experts from Britain, South Korea and the United States working on ways to use stem cells to treat incurable diseases gathered here to kick-off a week-long secret experiment.The scientists were led by South Korea's Hwang Woo-Suk, Gerald Schatten of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the creator of the cloned sheep Dolly, Professor Ian Wilmut of Scotland's Roslin Institute.They would not say what the experiment would be about, but said it was expected to be over early next week.Schatten however told journalists it would be a scientific...
  • Catholics in Congress

    06/18/2005 5:03:02 PM PDT · by c_blosser · 10 replies · 748+ views
    Catholics in Congress
    A friend of mine has completed the second part of a very worthwhile project, one that every Catholic voter should be made aware of: ". . . I have put together a report on how the 131 Catholics in the U.S. House of Representatives AND Senate, voted/acted on the non-negotiable issues of abortion, embryonic stem cell research, cloning, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, and torture. I looked at 14 different actions (votes, co-sponsorship status, co-signing of letters of support). An introduction and links to the report in Excel and HTML formats can be found here. I hope it generates discussion and thought....
  • S.Korea cloning expert criticizes Bush

    06/01/2005 7:49:53 PM PDT · by gregminnows · 5 replies · 284+ views
    Woo-Suk Hwang, the head of a team of South Korean scientists who cloned the first human embryo to use for research said in an interview with Reuters that stem cell science will advance because of its enormous potential, and will not be halted by political interests.
  • Stem Cells Derived from Human Clones

    05/20/2005 8:53:34 AM PDT · by minus_273 · 6 replies · 385+ views
    slashdot ^ | 5/20/05 | slashdot
    Wired News reports that South Korean scientists have made a dramatic breakthrough by deriving stem cells from cloned embryos of patients with spinal cord injuries. It shouldn't be long before we can expect have a set of replacement parts ready when our own wear out." From the article: "Researchers must test the cells in animals before they can try the therapy in humans. But embryonic stem-cell researchers were shocked and delighted by the advance, which many had referred to as a distant possibility until they saw this study by Woo Suk Hwang and his colleagues at Seoul National University, which...