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House committee hears testimony on human clone ban

April 13, 2004
By: Zack Ottenstein
State Capital Bureau
Links: HB 1151

A Missouri House committee hears testimony on a bill banning human cloning research in Missouri.

Zack Ottenstein has more from the state Capitol.

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Dr. John Morris is a philosophy professor at Rockhurst University.

His son died several years ago from a bad heart.

Morris says he's against human cloning research despite acknowledging it could save the lives of children born like his son.

But, he says ending one life to save another is bad philosophy.

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The bill is not yet slated for debate.

From the state Capitol, I'm Zack Ottenstein.

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A Missouri house committee heard testimony on a bill banning human cloning research.

Zack Ottenstein reports from the state Capitol.


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The committee dealt primarily with defining medical terms.

But Dr. John Morris put a human face on the issue.

Morris' son died of a bad heart.

And although human cloning research could uncover answers to save children born like his son, Morris supports the ban.

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Contents: Morris says there is good news from adult stem cell research.

The bill is not yet slated for debate.

From the state Capitol, I'm Zack Ottenstein.