Thursday, February 09, 2006

Family Research Council Applauds Mississippi House for Approving Ban on All Human Cloning

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Today the Mississippi House of Representatives passed a ban on human cloning by an overwhelming vote of 108 - 4. The bill (HB 1202) prohibits the creation of cloned human embryos for research or reproduction. The bill accomplishes this by prohibiting the cloning process called somatic cell nuclear transfer, the same process used to create the cloned sheep Dolly. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:
"I applaud the Mississippi House for banning the egregious practice of human cloning. The Mississippi House should be commended for recognizing that experiments involving the cloning and destruction of human embryos is unethical and have produced no such treatments. Instead of human cloning, we need to continue to support adult stem research for patients with spinal cord injury, heart damage, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and sickle cell anemia. "
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