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President Bush Urges the UN to Ban Human Cloning

( [email protected] ) Sep 21, 2004 09:32 PM EDT

In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 21, president Bush asked member countries to pass a treaty that would allow the drafting of a resolution calling on nations around the world to ban all forms of human cloning, “Life News” reported.

"Because we believe in human dignity, we should take seriously the protection life from exploitation under any pretext," the president explained. "In this session, the U.N. will consider a resolution sponsored by Costa Rica calling for a comprehensive ban on human cloning."

According to Life News, Sichan Siv, the U.S. representative to the U.N. Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc), has indicated that more than 60 other countries were actively supporting the human cloning ban proposal.

However, the proposal has not been approved yet; the U.N. General Assembly vote was close with 80 countries voting favor of the delay, 79 voting against it and 15 abstaining from the vote.