U.N. Puts Off Considering Human Cloning Ban

NEW YORK, NOV. 6, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The United Nations voted to delay for two years any consideration of a treaty to ban human cloning, the Associated Press reported.

The General Assembly’s legal committee voted 80-79 to accept a motion introduced by Iran on behalf of the 57 Islamic nations to postpone U.N. action on a total ban or partial ban.

Costa Rica and the United States had lobbied for a vote on a resolution that would have established a working group to start drafting a treaty to ban all forms of human cloning.