Bans Human Cloning
For Immediate Release.
March 3, 2003 The
House of Representatives should be applauded for passing on February
27, 2003, the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2003.
The measure bans all forms of human cloning.
animals, reproductive cloning presents many complications.
Often dramatically increased are fetal and placental weight. Also, congenital abnormalities frequently affect
animals who die within hours of birth.
Additionally, extremely high embryonic and fetal losses account
for less than one percent of manipulated embryos born alive. Considerable concern about the cloning process has been raised by
these grim facts that have been collectively termed cloned offspring
to mounting evidence, cloning healthy animals is becoming more difficult
than scientists first realized. Often
problems arise from cloned organisms such as heart defects, lung problems,
malfunctioning immune systems and severe delays in growth and development. For example, appearing normal as young adults,
some cloned mice suddenly grow grotesquely fat. Until an age equivalent to a 30-year old human,
the fat mice appear fine. Developmental
abnormalities have also been seen in cloned mice like ear twitching
and taking longer to open their eyes. Furthermore, cow clones have exhibited developmental problems with
their hearts, including the defect of enlarged hearts. And in humans, it has been theorized the mother
could be of high risk of a rare invasive womb cancer even if the cloned
baby is healthy. An unusual
form of cancer unique to humans choriocarcinoma is a risk factor for
House of Representatives has provided moral and ethical leadership by
preventing scientists from producing human clones.
The next step is for the Senate to follow suite and also ban
all forms of human cloning,” said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president of
the American Voice Institute of Public Policy.
“God is the giver of life, and mankind must treat it as a precious
gift not as a reckless and irresponsible scientific experiment that
in the name of scientific advancement will produce a generation of fatal
flaws and deformities.”
Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
President, The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy
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