Aug 30 2001

SHELBY CALLS ON SENATE LEADER TO CONSIDER ANTI-CLONING BILL

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) today called on Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to consider anti-cloning legislation. In a letter to Senator Daschle, Shelby urged the Majority Leader to bring HR 2505, the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001, which has already been approved by the House of Representatives, to the Senate floor for consideration.

"Like many Americans, I oppose efforts to create human beings by cloning. I believe these efforts mark a new and decisive step toward turning human reproduction into a manufacturing process in which children are made to order in laboratories," said Shelby.

"As people throughout the United States debate the issue of cloning, I believe it is important for Congress to engage in a similar dialogue at the national level," added Shelby.

Senator Shelby's letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle was also signed by ten other senators.