BATON ROUGE, June 25, 2003 ( – Louisiana legislators broke for the summer on Monday with no decision on a human cloning ban.

The absence of any renewal or expansion of the existing law means there is nothing stopping scientists from cloning human embryos for “reproductive” purposes (i.e. creating a cloned baby), once the 1999 ban expires on July 1.

Republicans were pushing for a broader ban that would extend the ban to include “therapeutic cloning” for research purposes.


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