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The Ohio Christian Alliance today submitted testimony in support of Ohio’s Ban on Human Cloning

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 Cedarville University.

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
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