Re: France and cloning

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Thu Jan 31 2002 - 18:00:19 MST

J Corbally wrote:
> >From: "Jacques Du Pasquier" <>
> >The national parliament has just voted a law that forbids both
> >reproductive (20 years emprisonment) and therapeutic human cloning.
> >There was no public debate whatsoever (there was some media talk, but
> >there was no debate, with contradictory opinions, etc., because there
> >is no public interest). The law project still needs (so to speak) to
> >be approved by the "conseil constitutionnel" in late February. That
> >was Jacques, reporting from France. (Thanks, Jacques.)
> And now it's just a matter of time before some woman, pregnant with a
> clone, stands before them and dares them to stick her away for 20 years,
> and dares them to take her child from her, all on the basis of its genetics.
> Reactionary laws like these are one big house of cards just begging to have
> that ace yanked out from under it.

And demonstrate that Europe is as reactionary and puritan as the US in
many ways.

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