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Human Exceptionalism

Life and dignity with Wesley J. Smith.

There They Go Again: Cloning Through the Ninth Month



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I have been pounding on my drum lately about how the cloners have no intention of limiting their research to early embryos in Petri dishes. More proof that I am right can be found in new legislation introduced recently in Washington state. Senate Bill 5594, while purporting to outlaw the "cloning of a human being," actually would explicitly legalize the creation of cloned human life and its gestation through the ninth month. The only act that would be actually prohibited is the implantation of cloned embryos for the purpose of bringing a cloned baby into the world, which is what the legislation means by "cloning a human being." I have written about this disengenuous bit of legislating and will post the column on my WEB site as soon as it is published.


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