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Eagle Forum Capitol Alert
June 11, 2002

UPDATE: CLONING VOTE CANCELLED!
Through a procedural ploy, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has broken his promise to have a fair debate and vote on the Brownback bill to ban human cloning. Last year, he promised to bring the cloning ban to the floor in the spring and that still has not happened. 
Call Senator Daschle today and tell him to keep his promise!  
DC phone: 202-224-2321, District Phone: 605-334-9596, e-mail:
http://daschle.senate.gov/webform.html

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Senate Debate on Human Cloning
Starts on Friday, June 14
 
Contact Your Senators Immediately!


ALERT 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.) Now the Senate is planning to debate and vote on the companion bill (S. 1899) sponsored by Sen. Sam Brownback. Sixty votes are needed to pass the bill.

A COMPLETE CLONING BAN IS THE ONLY WAY 
Some people assert there are two kinds of cloning: reproductive cloning and experimental cloning (also called research or therapeutic cloning).

If the embryo is implanted in a woman's uterus, a baby can be born nine months later, and that's called reproductive cloning. Alternatively, cells can be removed from the embryo for experimentation and the embryo is killed; that's called research or therapeutic cloning. While largely ignoring the advances in adult stem cell and other ethical research, biotech companies are lobbying to legalize experimental cloning.

However, both forms of cloning start with the same process called "nuclear transplantation" or "somatic cell nuclear transfer" to create an embryo of about 150 cells. Because the cloning process is the same, the Justice Department recently testified that permitting cloning for experimentation is unenforceable; only a complete human cloning ban will work.

The only way to effectively ban reproductive cloning is to also ban cloning for experimental research purposes. S. 1899 would ban human cloning for both reproductive and so-called research or "therapeutic" purposes.

ACTION ITEM: 
President Bush is ready to sign the complete human cloning ban. It's time for Congress to send him a bill.

Call your Senators IMMEDIATELY! 
Urge them to support Sen. Brownback's complete human cloning ban (S. 1899) and reject ANY alternative that would permit experimental research cloning.


Reaching the following Members is especially important:
COLORADO 
Campbell

CONNECTICTUT 
Dodd

GEORGIA 
Cleland

INDIANA 
Lugar

KANSAS 
Roberts

LOUISIANA 
Breaux

MAINE 
Collins
Snowe

MINNESOTA 
Dayton

MISSOURI 
Carnahan

MISSISSIPPI 
Cochran

MONTANA 
Baucus

NORTH DAKOTA 
Conrad
Dorgan

NEW MEXICO 
Domenici

SOUTH CAROLINA 
Hollings
Thurmond

SOUTH DAKOTA 
Johnson

TEXAS 
Hutchison

UTAH 
Hatch

WEST VIRGINIA 
Byrd

Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

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