Star of the North State

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President on March 3, 2008

Rep. Phyllis Kahn of the great state of Minnesota wants them to get into the cloning business. Stating, “We will not be able to maximize the potential of adult stem cell science without the full utilization of embryonic stem cell science”, Kahn has bought into the rhetoric that the new breakthrough. a la, Yamanaka, won’t stop the human cloning agenda, because we need human cloning research!?

Let’s throw our full support behind Governor Tim Pawlenty for restating the obvious. He realizes that with adult stem cell research treating patients and breakthrough advances with skin cells being able to be reprogrammed to an embryonic-like state there is, “ample opportunity to work toward lifesaving cures without crossing moral and ethical boundaries.”

To his reasoned position, fear mongering continues with statements that Minnesota will not be able to attract leading scientists for their scientific institutions and their bill obfuscates the truth by banning reproductive cloning only but permits the cloning of human embryos for destructive research.

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