Australia Bans All Human Cloning
The Australian House of Representatives passed a bill banning
all human cloning, whether for research or reproductive purposes.
It is expected to move through the Senate and be enacted into
law. The bill allows, but regulates, embryonic stem cell research.
The legislation is consistent with many laws in continental
Europe, but sets Australia apart from the United Kingdom, which
allows research cloning under the eye of its Human Fertilisation
and Embryology Authority (HFEA). See Patrick Goodenough, "Australian
Lawmakers Ban Cloning," CNSNews.com, August 30, 2002, http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=