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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The War of the Clones - Killing in the Name of Science

Well, today, Melbourne Cup Day 2006, we entered the new race to clone a human. We gave sanction to distinguishing between two kinds of embryos - one born to live and the other created to die. I think it's a very sad day for Australia. Senator Ron Boswell on ABC's AM program

One of the things I am really passionate about is the God given right all humans have to a life. With this in mind I was outraged this morning when I awoke to the news that the Australian Senate has passed (a 32-34 majority) the so-called Theraputic Cloning bill. We are now only a short step away from Australian scientists growing humans for the sole purpose of killing them in unecessary acts of mass murder.

One thing I just don't get is the way some scientists and politicians are so hell-bent on taking human life when the real progress in stem cell research is being made in the area of adult stem cells (and HERE also) while embryonic stem cell research is yet to yeild even one promising result.

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