House cloning vote

Lemme get this straight: Last week “pro-choice” U.S. House Democrats voted to “ban reproductive cloning,” and “pro-life” Republicans voted against “banning reproductive cloning”?

It’s taken me this long to realize what the “National Right to Life Committee” meant when it said the bill – which may be resurrected (no pun intended) – didn’t actually ban “cloning.”  It banned implanting a cloned embryo in someone’s uterus.  But ISTM it also attempted to ban cloning with the intent of implantation.  It failed to ban other types or intents of cloning.  But wouldn’t this have been a step in the correct direction?

What *I* don’t get is why the “reproductive freedom” Democrats proposed this.  Go figure.

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