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Tuesday, March 08, 2005
[Media Source*] This will present a handed victory for Bush.
The U.N. General Assembly Tuesday urged governments to ban all human cloning, including the cloning of human embryos for stem-cell research, in a divided vote that handed a symbolic victory to the administration of President Bush.
Unfortunately though this vote is non-binding and is more like a suggestion than an international law (although the U.N. doesn't really have much authority to enforce many things now-a-days). This vote did find Britain and America on opposite sides of the debate, with the U.S. applauding the measure and the U.K. denouncing it.
Capping four years of contentious debate, the 191-nation assembly voted 84 to 34, with 37 abstentions, to approve a nonbinding statement on cloning.
The United States did not play a public role for this victory, although it did work behind the scenes with many pro-life groups. This bill was sponsored by Honduras and although many nations who were pursuing stem cell research opposed this "expression," many Islamic nations abstained because of the U.N.'s "grayness" in the area of stem cell research. This news should make many Pro-Lifers happy, although I can not say the same for my liberal "friends" in the blogosphere. Selah!
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