Re: Cloning and Halacha

John Hurst (JHurst@REsourceData.COM)
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 15:21:39 +0700

Aimee Friedman wrote:
> Ruth Zerwitz writes about the horrifying possibility that humans may be
> cloned in the near future. Just for your knowledge, as of the week of
> March 10 (I think), President Clinton has banned any further research on
> human cloning and is awaiting a report by the ethics committee in 90
> days. He says that this is to explore the possible ramifications based
> on moral and ethical grounds.

I do not believe that the President banned research on cloning. I
believe that he banned federal funding of such research.

Would we be comfortable with a country where the Presisent could ban even
research on things that he found objectionable to his particular
religeous beliefs?