U.S. House Panel OKs Ban on All Human Cloning

WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 13, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Legislation to ban human cloning for any purpose, including medical research, was approved 19-12 by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.

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Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., a Wisconsin Republican, said House Republican leaders will bring the bill to the House floor the last week of February, the Washington Times reported.

A ban on human cloning has received broad support, but lawmakers are split over whether to permit “therapeutic cloning” for medical research. Supporters of the bill that was passed Wednesday say therapeutic cloning creates human embryos and that human life should not be destroyed in the name of research.

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