LONDON, November 15, 2001 ( – The Pro-Life Alliance in the UK has won a High Court challenge to the British regulations allowing human cloning for experimentation. The pro-life group argued successfully against the government that the government did not have the authority in law to regulate cloning since it was not covered under existing legislation. The existing legislation only governed embryos created with sperm and ova, leaving cloned embryos outside the legislation.

The government has appealed the ruling. However, the BBC reports that the issue may force the government to reconsider the issue in Parliament.

Bruno Quintavalle, director of Pro-Life Alliance said in a release today that “today’s historic victory in the High Court . has established that the Government has no power to license or fund any form of cloning whether for experimental or live birth purposes.”

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