Re: France and cloning

From: J Corbally (
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 14:07:49 MST

>Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 20:00:19 -0500
>From: Mike Lorrey <>
>Subject: Re: France and cloning
>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.

And in some aspects, moreso. Particularly regarding things to do with
genetics. Probably a legacy of the Eugenics/Nazi era, or perhaps the
Greens/Luddites have been getting faaaar more time than they deserve.


"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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