The Ohio Christian Alliance today submitted
testimony in support of Ohio’s Ban on Human Cloning
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 11, 2008
The Ohio Christian Alliance today submitted testimony in support
of Ohio’s Ban on Human Cloning, S.B. 174, introduced by State
Senator Steve Buehrer. Also testifying on today’s bill was Dr.
David Prentice of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.
and Dr. Dennis Sullivan, Director of the Center for Bioethics at
OCA President Chris Long stated the following: “This legislation
prohibits all human cloning and does not distinguish between
“reproductive” and “therapeutic or research” cloning. All human
cloning begins with the creation of a human embryo; therefore,
there is no meaningful distinction and I would to defer to Doctors
Prentice and Sullivan for their expertise in this area.
Half-measures that would allow for so-called therapeutic or
research cloning would allow scientists to create human life for
the experimentation and then destroy it.
We believe that no human life should begin and end as the subject
of an experiment. I attest that a process that knowingly
encourages human life to be created, manipulated for research, and
ultimately destroyed is immoral and should be prohibited. And all
who believe that human life, including nascent human life, is a
unique and precious gift from our Creator have an obligation to
support efforts to ban it. We cannot travel down the road where
this simple, yet fundamental, principle is abandoned. The bottom
line is that any ban short of a total prohibition on human cloning
further devalues the sanctity of human life.
The Ohio Christian Alliance supports medical research and
scientific investigation as long as it is grounded in the basic
tenet that one does not destroy or exploit human life. Human
cloning is a rejection of this principle. Human life must be
protected and not turned into a commodity as we expand the
frontiers of medicine.”
|Contact Chris Long at 330-887-1922