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Cloning in New Jersey

New Jersey Assembly Bill 2840 looks to be the most radical human cloning measure ever put into law. It should be stopped.

11:50 AM, Dec 11, 2003 • By WESLEY J. SMITH
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That time has now arrived. As the Assembly session is coming to a close, A-2840 is back on the legislative front burner and being pushed toward a snap vote on December 15. Having already passed the state Senate with vigorous support from Governor McGreevey, New Jersey will become the first sovereignty in the world to legalize cloned human fetal vivisection unless the Assembly rejects this bill. In the words of Leon Kass, "Shallow are the souls that have forgotten how to shudder."

Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute. His next book will explore the science, morality, and business aspects of human cloning.