LIFE Press Release on New Jersey Bill A2840 and
Cloning and Stem Cell Research Page
From Two Nevada Pastors To Nevada Clergy On Human
from Members of the President's
Council on Bioethics on A2840/S1909
analysis by Professor Gerard Bradley, et al. on
Jersey Right To Life’s Official Statement on this
Cloning Becomes Legal In New Jersey. Opens Door To
Human Fetal Farming.
in New Jersey (AB
2840 and S 1909) signed into law by Governor James
McGreevey will allow the cloning and cultivation of cloned
human beings through the “new born stages” for the
purpose of using “cadaveric” tissue for research or
transplantation. While the bill specifically says
that human cloning is a crime, this is possible only
because of the definition it gives to cloning.
used in this section, ‘cloning of a human being’ means
the replication of a human individual by cultivating a
cell with genetic material through the egg, embryo, fetal
and newborn stages into a new human individual.”
This means that in the state of New Jersey cloning
and the production of a human clone are only considered to
occur after a new human individual has emerged,
sometime after the undefined "newborn" stages of life.
This sets the stage for human body parts farming in
links are provided below to lead you to expert commentary
and analysis of this bill and its consequences.
Nevada LIFE condemns this law. It is immoral and
inhumane to intentionally create humans only to destroy
them. It is
inhumane to use humans as a means to someone else’s end
without consent. It
is likewise abhorrent to use humans for research purposes
without consent and without benefit to the subject.
Nevada LIFE also condemns without reservation the
stated purpose of helping the New Jersey biotech industry
with taxpayer funding.
bill demonstrates the need for the United States Senate to
finally pass a cloning ban like the Brownback-Landrieux Human Cloning
Prohibition Act, passed by the Congress earlier in
2004, which would ban all human cloning in the United
States, and which is supported by Senator Ensign and
opposed by Senator Reid.
Harry Reid does not support this ban, but he does not
support the kind of actions described in the New Jersey
law. Mr. Reid
would allow cloning, but would not allow the implantation
of cloned human embryos into a womb.
Mr. Reid’s position says that cloning has not
occurred until the cloned embryo is implanted.
Nevada LIFE believes that neither the size nor
location of the cloned or non-cloned human embryo, nor the
cloner’s intention for that tiny human are determinative
to anyone’s humanity, value, dignity or identity as a
human being. Those
qualities and properties are not things that anyone can
grant or take from us.
They are ours by the fact of our existence.
The Senate needs another cloning ban like the
Brownback-Landrieux Human Cloning Prohibition Act passed
to stop and stop the spread of cloning.
Links to letters
analyzing this bill.