Re: BIOTECH: Cloning now legal in England

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Nov 17 2001 - 18:44:34 MST

At 11:45 AM 11/17/01 -0800, Robert wrote:
>Well the British courts have weighed in and you can
>now get yourself cloned in England...
>Made me smile...

Made me wince:


                        A Bill with the intention of making human
                            cloning a specific criminal offence will be
                            introduced in the House of Lords.

                            It follows the High Court ruling which
                            upheld the ProLife Alliance claim that
                            human embryos created by cell nuclear
                            replacement (CNR) fell outside the
                            protection of the Human Fertilisation and
                            Embryology Act 1990.

                            Mr Justice Crane ruled an organism created
                            by CNR - the process used to produce
                            Dolly the sheep - is not an embryo and
                            therefore not covered by the Act.


It's not an embryo? If this strange opinion gets accepted, it might imply
that a being grown from such an `organism' is not a human. But surely the
law is not such an ass.

Damien Broderick

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