Senate to Vote Monday on Temporary Human Cloning Ban
Senate Republicans yesterday won the right to introduce a legislative amendment that would impose a six-month moratorium on all human cloning research and activity, and the Senate is scheduled to vote on the amendment on Monday, the AP/Arizona Daily Star reports (AP/Arizona Daily Star, 11/30). The legislation is sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), who said that Republicans feel the Senate "should go on record" against cloning before Congress enters its recess in December (Anderson, Associated Press, 11/30). "[I]f we don't do it now, we won't be able to do anything until February or March," Lott said (AP/Arizona Daily Star, 11/30). The Senate will hold a briefing today on the "science and ethics of human cloning." Participants include representatives from the United Methodist Church, the Family Research Council and Friends of the Earth (
>Americans to Ban Cloning release, 11/29).