Re: US bill to ban all forms of human cloning

From: J Corbally (
Date: Sat Apr 28 2001 - 15:32:25 MDT

>Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 12:20:34 -0700
>From: Ken Clements <>
>Subject: Re: US bill to ban all forms of human cloning
> wrote:
> > UGHHHH!!!! THIS MAKES ME SO ANGRY!!!! What can we do to prevent them
> from passing this unbelieveably BACKWARDS bill???
>People need to assert their right to asexual reproduction. This is another
>"Right to Choose" issue. The problem is that it is starting as a
>manufacturing technology in livestock, and must be reframed as a
>reproductive right. The government should not be checking the genotype of
>my kids to make sure I had sex. Else, we will end up with the somewhat
>paradoxical situation of right wing groups under the banner:
>SEX -- Not just a 'feel good' idea -- IT'S THE LAW!
>- -Ken
I tried to reframe this issue in this way on the BBCs "Talking Point"
forum. Seems they didn't agree, as they never printed it. No one who
contributed on the topic seemed to even remotely see it as a human rights

I think the main problem is when will the average Joe/Josephine finally see
that we are talking about a reproductive rights issue. If or when they do,
the days of any clone-banning laws will be numbered.


"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'

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