Hill Watch Alert
will soon be asked to take action regarding the banning of human embryo
scientists at Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (ACT) in Worcester, Massachusetts,
announced that they had created human embryos. Although the embryos
at the lab died, the possibility of future success at ACT or other biotechnology
firms demands an immediate decision from the Senate.
of Representatives had already passed the Human Cloning Prohibition
Act of 2001 (H.R. 2505) on July 31, 2001. However, despite calls by
President Bush and many Congressional leaders for swift action concerning
the cloning debate, Senate Democratic leaders stated on November 27,
2001, that there is not enough time left in this year to debate a ban
on human cloning.
plan to abide by an agreement they and Senator Sam Brownback (Republican
- Kansas) worked out earlier to hold a debate in February or March,
after extensive hearing on the issue said Assistant Majority Leader
Henry Reid (Democrat - Nevada). On November 28, 2001, Senator Reid objected
when Senator Brownback attempted to override his agreement by bringing
up H.R. 2505 to the Senate floor.
morally and ethically wrong, and the Senate needs to take immediate
action to pass a complete ban on human cloning.
information about the experimentation of human embryo cloning in the
United States, visit http://www.americanvoiceinstitute.org/Cloning
What Can You Do?
your senators as well as Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to immediately
pass the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001.
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