Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Press Release: Legislature votes to ban funding for human cloning

The following news release was issued on April 22, 2009.

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) today gave high marks to the Minnesota House and Senate for banning public funding of human cloning. The House today voted 71-60 to pass an amendment virtually identical to the Senate’s Apr. 17 voice vote to outlaw taxpayer funding of human cloning.

“The Legislature has wisely ruled it unconscionable to fund the cloning of human life,” said MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. “MCCL is pleased that state lawmakers have established a clear ethical boundary which upholds the integrity of the human embryo and opposes the commodification of the human body.”

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