Bill Would Ban Human Cloning In Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill attempting to head off possible human cloning is starting its travel through Minnesota’s Legislature.

The human cloning ban is a priority of the state’s dominant anti-abortion group, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. The legislation would make it a felony to attempt, perform or aid in cloning by combining embryonic eggs with the nucleus removed and other human cells.

The bill’s first stop is Tuesday in the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. A similar measure awaits a House hearing.

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  • Mark Edwards

    I really do wish these people would do their research on this subject.
    Cord Blood America, Inc. (
    This company is doing miraculous things in giving eye sight back, regrowing organs, where otherwise people would die.
    I do not believe this is a yes or no question.
    Sounds more like the state wants to throw the baby out with the bath water.

    • Dr. Roger Gibson

      I couldn’t agree with you more Mark. My name is Dr. Roger Gibson, and I am the founder and director of Helix Genesis Labs ( We are currently in the process of producing the the world’s first human clone. If you visit our website, you can view ultrasound video of ‘The Helix Three’.

      I fully believe that my research IS the future for current medical and fertility concerns. The cloning bans in Minnesota are clearly a reflection of a political system which is only willing to make progress when it is “Minnesota Nice”!

      • Jan

        Good for Dr. GIBSON,.helping infertile couples.

  • Stella

    omg HUMAN CLONING stop and think where this would lead…it is not about saving lives or finding cures…it is about replicating an exact model of one human being.. it is sick to even think this is a good idea for society. Would you want another Hitler, Stalin or Armedinajhard where is your head.?

    • Steve B

      How about another Jesus?

      • Not In MN

        Yea, I agree…then we could have all the answers to these questions and it would quelch the the non-sensical whining of religious zealots everywhere. But let’s not stop there; clone Buddha, Muhammad, crazy-Joe Smith, pedophile L Ron Hubbard…so we can get to the bottom of all the questions the majority of the world does not care about–> what is the correct religion? haha

    • married to the truth

      You have lost you mind! But with “cloning” you could get a better one possibly one day. You sound very foolish for your information. To deny this is to deny heathcare! PERIOD! Any person that is against this against life liberty and freedom!

      • brian

        lol… what gutter did you crawl out of?

        • Fg

          You are a joke

      • BIGOT = Someone who wins an argument with a liberal

        This is comment #2 that I would rank as the most insane on this thread, and low and behold, it’s from the same person. “To deny healthcare?” “Against life, liberty, and freedom?” “PERIOD?”

        I spent 3 years in Minnespolis, originally from back East and now glad to be back here. You people are absolute rubes.

        • Fg

          You are wrong prove it

    • Tom


      Get a grip! Nobody has even suggested that! Look at the group that is bringing this up that says it alll. They don’t live in reality!

    • gwp0001

      i-g-n-o-r-a-n-t…. this is about saving lives and finding cures… Why would you think we would use stem cells and the like just for the goal of replicating a human being? It’s not about replicating a human being but about providing people with choices and the ability to live a sustainable life. Put yourself or a close loved one in the frame of reference of someone who would benefit substantially from this. You obviously don’t have children. Second of all, people aren’t genetically born like Hitler or Stalin, you have to take into account their environment and the way they were raised as well as genetic predisposition. Where is YOUR head?

  • runaway from overtaxed MN

    Cloning, really? Minnesota should be more worried about its immigrants – people who DO NOT want to be part of MN, will bring sharia law to MN and the end of “minnesota nice” forever!!

    • jimmy

      I think Minnesota should be more afraid of immigrants from North Dakota that are running the state house. Those people are nuts.

      • John Rice

        Are they illegal immigrants from North Dakota??????????

      • Fran

        Amazing…when you have an opposing point of view….character assassination is the first tool used. Then ridicule, based on childish perspectives that have never really left the brain.

        Remove God from life and we become GOD. Simple, to the point and oh so true. We are heading down the slippery slope at full-speed…going where? I could give a suggestion based on the ever-increasing hatred of Christians by non-Christians…but sooner or later some of us will get there….and some of us won’t. Three cheers for the brave and courageous members of the Minnesota legislature. You will continue to be persecuted…wear it as a badge of honor.

  • Brady

    how many sci-fi movies have you watched?? are you really that dumb?? they aren’t going around cloning entire replicas of living people… they are cloning different parts of the body so people don’t have to live their life without an eye, limb or organ. use your brain and stop letting others think for you…

    • Gabe Christiansen


      I don’t fault you for thinking that total human cloning seems far-fetched. However, there are in fact efforts to do exactly that: clone an entire replica of a living human being.

      If he hasn’t commented on this thread yet, Dr. Roger Gibson of Helix Genesis Labs will eventually speak up on this forum page. I urge you to educate yourself to the true dangers of where this research is headed.

  • Muriel Puce

    How is this nonsense about creating jobs in Minnesota? It is time for the Republicans to focus on what matters and forget this kind of nonsense.

  • K

    Ok. Grand. Lets ban all the progress. First they ban cloning. Then what? Computers? Cars? Cellphones?

    • Homegown

      You so stupeed…

  • Homegown

    Like Olie needs two Lena’a ! C’mon he can’t even handle one.

  • Kristiane

    There is no fountain of youth. Our bodies age and we die. Cloning humans or using aborted babies for body parts is beyond comprehension. Some only see good coming from this and fail to see the horror. Adult stem cells from living donors are doing wonderful things today. Cord blood can be frozen for future needs. No,
    man thinks he has the mind of God and wants to play with creation. Fools. Yet, the same has the boldness to claim “we can fix global warming”. This new religion where man is in the place of God is very dangerous.

    • married to the truth

      I ask you this……..fifteen years ago someone said there will be this thing that is called the internet. It will change life as we know it. So much that I can not even explain to you at this date. Do you have the same answer back then as you do now? My point is that we don’t know if there is fountian of youth per say. But we do know that we can regrow organs limbs and other body parts. I myself have two damaged discs inmy back that will never be normal again. With future research and new advancments I have hope that one day “cloning” will help me be normal again. Now argue this with everyother person with cancer, disease, disability or deformity! You should be ashamed of you beliefs!

      • BIGOT = Someone who wins an argument with a liberal

        @Married to the truth = I think the only reason you support cloning is because you are, in essence, a deformity, and you see this as an eventual opportunity to be something that you’re not. So let’s spend billions of dollars replacing parts on our bodies so that we can all live to be 200 years old, the liberals will never raise the retirement age, and we can all pay for people’s 135 years worth of retirement. Then, you can abort as many of your babies as you want to, because after all, it’s all about you.

    • Beth

      Well said, Kristiane. I am with you all the way. Those in favor of cloning using the excuse “everyone has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” fail to see that cloning humans denies that human of its own rights. You simply cannont create another person and destroy it so someone else can live. Why does man reserve the right to say who lives and dies? We age and die. That is all there is to it.

  • Joe Astroturf

    I’m against cloning generally but if they can make more heroes like Governor Walker Ok then. Thanks Mr Walker good job as Governor. Don’t worry about being the governor anymore though. President will be more to your liking. I’m sure Ann Coulter will forgive you for being a little slow also. Watch out for the purple shirted SEIU thugs. I think one of the guys climbing through the window of the capitol was the guy that tried to kill Ken Gladney. I wonder if Obama was telling ugly Andy Stern to talk to the new SEIU president to do that in return for making him rich at SIGA now. If the democratic party thinks that just because they have the union power and all the people like Barney Frank and the Safety school czar (real teabaggers) calling us teabaggers we’re going to let these creeps ruin the country their sadly mistaken.

    Please Check out song called teapartiers I can’t hear you at

    Here’s a verse

    Soldiers as you and your wife leave your last trace
    at least you won’t have to see Nancys botox face
    that chicken neck of hers wouldn’t look good on a snail
    her and a few of her pals in 2012 wil be in jail

    Tea partiers I can’t hear you

    You won’t have to see that venemous plastic face
    she wants patriots like Gladney to disappear without a trace
    she wants the purple shirts to call him the “N” word and bury him in place

    Townhallers I still can’t hear you

    She should put a botox needle in that flabby neck
    presently she looks like something from StarTrek
    If something goes wrong she can blame it on the Teapartiers Rush or Beck

  • Scott Walker Rocks!

    Lets ban Unions and their brainwashed followers!

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  • Brendin

    Oh this is classic! Im sure glad the Republicans got voted in so they can share their religious values. I can sleep tightly tonight knowing my kids wont have to worry about clones. Now all I have to worry about is my kids catching the gay….c’mon politicians this power struggle is killing us.

    • married to the truth

      Lol. Catch the gay! Right on! I owe you a beer if we ever meet! Untill then stay safe and don’t cacth the gay when your out.

    • BIGOT = Someone who wins an argument with a liberal

      Ooooh yaaaaaa, Brendin? The struggle is killing us?? You would prefer to have one party dictatorial rule, right? The argument has nothing to do with religious values, you rube, and your arguments have nothing to do with anything, given that you’ll never defend or present your own ideas for what we *should* do. Time to put on your big boy pants, you upper midwest yokel.

      • Tom


        Well you are wrong!

        The argument does involve religious values when a person only uses their relgious views into the argument which happens quite alot. If you look at the group who wanted this legislation introduced was MCCL which is a right wing conservative group. This is the same group that anytime they bring up something base their argument on their Religious views. And they are doing the same thing here.. And BIGOT you also forget who was in power from 2000-2006. And that party tends too extend the hand too the Religious Right.

  • Tom

    Scott Walker Rocks

    So you want too bad the unions and their brainwashed followers? Then what you suggest too the Religious Right and their brainwashed followers!

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  • jrizzle

    you people are idots. religious people are idiots. why would you believe in something you cannot see over real-world innovation and future breakthroughs of unimaginable possibility. and who is somebody else to tell a woman what she should or shouldnt do. people need to worry about themselves more. stay out of others business.

    • Regulas

      And you are a fool.

    • Logic

      Yeah jrizzle, why would people believe in something they can’t see like: oxygen, wind, gravity, or “God”. Yeah, and who is somebody else to tell a woman what she or shouldn’t do, because we sure as hell don’t want that unborn human to have a choice. Pathetic….

  • Regulas

    Obama voted to allow evil doctors to just murder a baby if it born alive during a botched up abortion. The left have no respect for life and are on the side of Satan and evil.

    • Tom


      There is a simple solution too this. If you and people like you think you should be able too stick your nose into other people’s personal affairs then turn about is fair play. So if you want too come between a woman and her Dr then we should allowed too come between you and your Dr.

  • Mel

    This really comes down to what the definition of life is. The Sierra Club will campaign to protect eggs from an endangered bird because it has the “potential” to become said bird, yet we are willingly destroying human fertilized eggs for the sake of “science” even though these fertilized eggs have the potential to become humans. Adult stem cells have had more success in scientific experiments, yet our focus remains on embryonic stem cells. Hitler used Jews for scientific experiments because his viewpoint was that they were equivalent to animals and expendable. It’s the same view point that has killed millions of American citizens and now threatens to manufacture potential human life in a petri dish for the sole purpose of scientific discovery & research. The most dangerous place to live in America is a woman’s uterus.

  • Concerned Scientiest

    This bill may sound a bit reactionary, but I think many take a very “head in the sand” approach to thinking about this entire area of medical research. Cloning isn’t an issue of creating carbon copy humans. It is about something very different. The record clearly shows, embryonic stem cells have extraordinarily potential; however, that potential is matched by the difficulty in adapting them to new recipients due to their underlying genetic code. The solution is obvious and a bit scary. Develop embryonic stem-cell treatments (cancer, central nervous trauma, organ injury/deterioration, etc.) and circumvent problems of stem-cell line/recipient matching by cloning those needing the treatment, harvesting embryonic stem-cells, and destroying the remaining embryonic tissue never allowing it to mature.

  • Brad

    It’s truly amazing to see how many uninformed lunatics have access to the internet. Let’s be certain to avoid any progress in science that may possibly improve our lives and society. Thank god that the polio vaccine wasn’t deemed as evil! Then again there were probably some people who thought it was…

    • BIGOT = Someone who wins an argument with a liberal

      Yeah Brad, why don’t we just cut off access to anyone who’s views your disagree with? Typical Leftist solution. Just remember, you upper midwest rube, the 2nd amendment is there to enforce the 1st amendment.

  • cupcake

    While I agree with your statements, who is to say anyone ever dies before their time?

  • Owl Creek Observer

    Two words of caution, Minnesota: Al Franken.

    • Hazmat77

      That’s 3 words!

  • Simon Jester

    I don’t have a problem with this. Nobody I know wants more Minnesotans.

  • Bankroller

    The first US President to be cloned was Jimmy Carter; when will the Camp David Presidential Cloning center be shut down? Just askin’!

  • roughman

    I was not aware they HAD any humans in Minnesota…

  • jake49

    Whew thank god. We do not need another congressman like “me Al Frankin”

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