Pres. Bush Pushes Against Cloning

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WASHINGTON?President Bush called on the Senate Wednesday to pass legislation banning all human cloning, including the cloning of embryos for research and treatment of diseases.

“Life is creation, not a commodity,” Bush said in a speech to 175 doctors, scientists, lawmakers, religious activists and disabled people.

Bush spoke up in order to urge the Senate to pass a broad ban on cloning.

The House in July passed a ban on all human cloning?the production of embryos that are the genetic twin of a donor.

Many in the Senate oppose using cloning to create human beings, but support using the process to create embryonic stem cells that may be used for research and the potential treatment of many diseases.

“It would be a mistake for the U.S. Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber,” Bush said.