Genetic engineering: Three-parent embryo technique is more like cloning

We are not just our DNA: The ethical dangers of three-parent embryos

Why easy stem cells raise hard ethical questions

Gallup: “In U.S., Record-High Say Gay, Lesbian Relations Morally OK”

The ‘Therapeutic Cloning’ of Human Embryos | Samuel Aquila at NRO

Experiment Brings Human Cloning One Step Closer

California Bill Would Pay for Creating Eggs for Human Cloning

“Wanted: ‘Adventurous woman’ to give birth to Neanderthal man – Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby”

“Reproduction without sex, a liberating future” | Aarathi Prasad at CNN (includes video)

Human cloning ‘within 50 years’

“Mississippi’s Ambiguous ‘Personhood’ Amendment” | NYTimes

Greenpeace Was Behind EU Lawsuit Seeking to Patent Embryos

FAQ: How does reproductive cloning work? | LiveScience

    LiveScience: A team of South Korean scientists led by the Hwang Woo-suk – who made headlines in 2005 for falsely claiming to have extracted stem cells from cloned human embryos – has just announced that they have successfully cloned coyotes for the first time. Here are some answers to a few questions you may have about reproductive cloning.

  • Posted: 10/18/2011
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Washington Post: “Scientists report possibly crucial advance in human embryonic stem cell research”

Abortion foes criticize GOP allies for failing to uphold cloning ban

What Cloning Advocates Don’t Say About Human Cloning

Minnesota Now Paying Scientists to Engage in Human Cloning

Minnesota Pro-Life Group Worried Taxpayers Must Fund Cloning

Missouri Pro-Lifers Worried About Tax-Funded Human Cloning

Does the Minnesota Medical Association Support Human Cloning?

Bill Would Ban Human Cloning In Minnesota

Minn. lawmaker wants to make human cloning a felony

Human cloning an ‘imminent threat’: scientist

Law Review: Am I My Son? Human Clones and the Modern Family

    Am I My Son? Human Clones and the Modern Family
    W. Nicholson Price II, 11 Colum. Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 119 (2010)

    “As increasingly complex assisted reproductive technologies (ART) become available, legal and social conceptions of family become ambiguous and sometimes misaligned. The as-yet unrealized technology of cloning provides the clearest example of this confusion: is the legal parent of a clone the individual cloned, or are that individual’s parents also the parents of the clone? These issues have been generally obscured by the debates around the deployment of ART, especially cloning; far less consideration has been given to the way these new technologies impact the way we think about and develop law on the relationships between genetic, social, gestational, and legal parenthood. This article considers these issues in depth, looking at competing common-law frameworks for determining parentage, the statutory framework of parentage, and deeper theoretical concerns underlying the area. The article concludes that an intent-based framework, with at least some external limitations, most accurately matches law to social views of parents using new forms of ART.”

  • Posted: 11/04/2010
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Ethical lines drawn in Discovery Institute cloning debate

Wesley J. Smith: Federal funding for human cloning?

Law Review: Human Reproductive Cloning: Science, Jewish Law and Metaphysics

    Barbara P. Billauer, Human Reproductive Cloning: Science, Jewish Law and Metaphyics (September 20, 2010). Available at SSRN:

    “In this, Part II, of the paper I expand and annotate statements of the Ramban on the interrelationship of the reproductive faculties of an organism and its soul by examining the development of the spiritual states of plant, animal and human and noting the commensurate evolution with its reproductive facilities. Speculating that the reproductive mechanism of each species is indelibly related to its soul-state, I suggest that interfering with human sexual reproduction by HRC has the same effect the Ramban argues is the result of Kilayim (interbreeding), i.e., wrecking havoc with the Universe.”

  • Posted: 09/22/2010
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Kagan Files From Clinton Administration Show Her Backing Human Cloning

Ohio Senate Committee Passes Ban on Human-Animal Hybrid Cloning

UK: Motor Neurone Disease Group Donates £800,000 for Human/Animal Hybrid Clone Research

SD: “Coalition For Cures Not Cloning” forms to fight possible ballot vote

South Dakota Petition Drive Aims to Overturn Human Cloning Ban

MO: Anti-cloning and personhood initiatives approved for circulation

Russian: Ban on human cloning extended for five more years

Newly-Confirmed Obama Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein Pro-Abortion, Pro-Cloning

Constitutional Constraints on the Regulation of Cloning

    Constitutional Constraints on the Regulation of Cloning
    Robert A. Burt, 9 Yale J. Health Pol’y, L. & Ethics 495 (2009)

    “Broadly speaking, I will evaluate four different constitutional challenges to a total ban [on cloning]: 1) that such regulations violate researchers’ constitutional right of free scientific inquiry; 2) that such regulations violate individual rights to reproductive freedom; 3) that the former Executive Branch restriction imposed an unconstitutional condition on the availability of government funding; and 4) that neither reproductive nor therapeutic cloning is a permissible subject for congressional enactment, but that both are reserved exclusively for state regulatory authority. Exhaustively evaluating these four possible constitutional objections would require writing at least a small textbook on constitutional law; I will instead be suggestive rather than exhaustive.”

  • Posted: 08/31/2009
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Ban of human-animal hybrids sought in Congress

New bill would ban use of cloning for human-animal hybrids

Using a Property Rights Model to Resolve Disputes Over Cryopreserved Embryos

Westchester Institute on egg donation

Cloning? Polygamy? Affair is worse, say most

Eggs as Capital: Human Egg Procurement in the Fertility Industry and the Stem Cell Research Enterprise

Okla., Minn. take stand against cloning

Cloning heats up as next bioresearch fight

SKorean experts claim to have cloned glowing dogs

Fertility expert: ‘I can clone a human being’

    “There is absolutely no doubt about it, and I may not be the one that does it, but the cloned child is coming. There is absolutely no way that it will not happen,” Dr Zavos said in an interview yesterday with The Independent . . .

  • Posted: 04/22/2009
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The lure of embryonic stem cell research

“Donor Offspring” Redefining Family

A House vote soon on human cloning?

    Baptist Press: “Proponents of embryonic stem cell research may soon try to push through the U.S. House of Representatives a bill to approve federal funds for experiments on human embryos — including cloned ones — while falsely claiming that human cloning is being banned, according to a warning from a leading pro-life organization. If successful, the legislation would pave the way for the U.S. government to underwrite ‘human embryo farms,’ the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) said . . . ”

  • Posted: 04/01/2009
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Does Obama support cloning? An exchange between Robert P. George and Doug Kmiec

Obama’s Carefully Crafted Cloning Contradiction

Obama calls cloning ‘dangerous, profoundly wrong’

Italian doctor says he has cloned three babies

Animal-human clones don’t work, U.S. company finds

Equal Liberty: Assisted Reproductive Technology and Reproductive Equality

    This Essay offers a novel approach that rejects both extremes. I argue that there is no general right to use ARTs as a matter of reproductive autonomy, but there may be a limited right to use ARTs as a matter of reproductive equality. Accordingly, the government could prohibit use of a particular reproductive technology across the board for everyone; however, once the state permits use in some contexts, it should not be able to forbid use of the same technology in other contexts. Hence, all persons must possess an equal right, even if no one retains an absolute right, to use ARTs.

  • Posted: 01/19/2009
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Predicting the Judicial Response to an Asserted Right to Reproductive Cloning

Why the regulation of therapeutic cloning should be left to the states

Matt Bowman: 10 Issues from the Vatican’s New Bioethics Document

Public Opinion and the Embryo Debates

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland Vetos Ban on Taxpayer Funding of Human Cloning reports: he Ohio legislature sent Gov. Ted Strickland a biotech bill that doesn’t contain a ban on human cloning the way pro-life advocates wanted. The measure has only a more modest ban on forcing taxpayers to fund human cloning …

  • Posted: 06/13/2008
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Louisiana Senate Approves Ban on Taxpayer Funding of Human Cloning reports: “The Louisiana Senate, on Tuesday, voted unanimously to approve legislation that bans state taxpayer funding of human cloning. The bill prohibits using any state funds on either reproductive or research-based human cloning and the Senate vote follows a …

  • Posted: 06/05/2008
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UK: Tissues of dead humans to be cloned without consent?

Cloning Without Conscience: The New British Embryology Bill

Louisiana Senate Committee Moves Ban on Human Cloning Funding Forward

Shame on the Ohio Legislature for Holding the Human Cloning Ban Hostage

Nebraska Prohibits State Funding of Human Cloning

Missouri cloning battle shifts to appeals court

Leon R. Kass: "How, finally, to ban human cloning."

Family First: Nebraska bill to ban cloning advances

Minnesota cloning bill forces taxpayers to fund killing

President Bush Defends Embryonic Stem Cell Research Record, Seeks Cloning Ban