UNITED NATIONS, October 25, 2004 ( – The United Nations General Assembly legal committee debate over a ban on human cloning took place Thursday and Friday.  Originally a vote on the measure was planned for this coming Friday.  However that date has been delayed to November 10.  The United States and some 60 other countries were co-sponsors to Costa Rica’s proposal to ban all human cloning.  Belgium’s proposal to allow human cloning for research was supported by about 20 countries. sources at the debate recounted that the countries which opposed a total ban on human cloning realized that they could not win a vote on their proposal and have thus insisted the decision must be made by consensus which they say is impossible since they will not consent to a total ban.  Jhw


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