|February 5, 2002|
On July 31, 2001, the House of Representatives passed the Weldon-Stupak Human
Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001 (H.R. 2505) with bipartisan support (265 to 162.) The
Senate failed to take up the bill during the first session of the 107th Congress. On January 28,
2002, Senator Sam Brownback introduced the companion bill (S. 1899), but more co-sponsors
are needed to force action on the floor. Urge your Senators to co-sponsor S. 1899 today!
On November 25, Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) announced that its scientists had successfully cloned a human embryo. ACT does not intend to implant the embryo in a woman's womb. Instead, the biotech company plans to clone embryos and then kill them for their stem cells in the name of "research." If ACT is permitted to continue with life-killing research, embryo farms will become commonplace. Biotech companies will engage in the prolific creation and destruction of embryos to harvest, sell, and dissect baby body parts.
The halls of Congress are swarming with high-paid lobbyists for biotech companies who are defending their "right" to clone and kill human embryos in the name of research, and the politicians are listening. Permitting cloning for so-called research is a clone-and-kill approach that would lead to the federally-mandated killing of any research-created human clone. Creating life to destroy it shows a callous disregard for human life.
Tell your Senators to immediately co-sponsor and pass the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001 (S. 1899)
Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121