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HOUSE FRAMES HUMAN CLONING BAN:
Bush Favors Ban, Still Undecided On Stem Cells

OVERVIEW:

The "Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001" (H.R. 2505), sponsored by Rep. Dave Weldon (R-FL) and Bart Stupak (D-MI), is now in process of mark-up by the House Judiciary Committee. If enacted it will punish anyone who clones or attempts to clone a human being with up to 10 years in prison and civil penalties of $1 million or more. The penalties will also apply to anyone who traffics embryos produced through human cloning.

--A House vote has not yet been scheduled. Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) has introduced a similar measure in the Senate (S. 790).

--There is presently no federal prohibition on human cloning. Only a few states have enacted bans. Japan, France, and Germany already have bans in force.

--President Bush has publicly pledge to back a ban on human cloning, yet is still "thinking" about equally immoral federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

--Monday, Pope John Paul II told President Bush, "A free and virtuous society, which America aspires to be, must reject practices that devalue and violate human life at any stage from conception to natural death."

--Later, in a statement deeply discouraging to pro-lifers, Bush he would take the Pope's views into consideration as he tries to "balance value and respect for life with the promise of science, and the hope of saving life."

There can be no moral or biblical "balancing" of respect for life with other "values." God declares, unequivocally, "Thou shalt not kill" (Ex 20:13).

Please Join Us in Believing, Prayer:

--Almighty God, Creator of the Universe, King over All, we humbly beseech You to give WISDOM to both our Congress and President. STOP America from committing yet another abomination, the cloning of human beings. CAUSE the "Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001" to PASS both houses of Congress (Ps 1:all; 25:4-5; Pr 2:6-7; Is 41:13; 50:7a; Rom 8:27; 12:1-2; Phil 2:13).

--May Your Holy Spirit GUIDE Pres. Bush to a virtuous decision concerning all human life, even tiny embryos. He must SPEAK for those who have no voice. Let him not waiver in his stand for the preborn. In Jesus' Name, AMEN! (Ps 32:8; Pr 23:16; Is 30:21; Jn 15:7-8; 16:13a)

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