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Human cloning ban: hostile substitute (clone and kill)
Greenwood Substitute Amendment
02/27/2003
House Roll Call No. 37
108th Congress, 1st Session

Failed: 174-231 (see complete tally)
The Human Cloning Prohibition Act (H.R. 534), sponsored by Congressman Dave Weldon (R-Fl.) and Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mi.) and strongly supported by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), would prohibit the creation of human embryos by cloning. This roll call was on a "substitute amendment" offered by Congressman Jim Greenwood (R-Pa.). (As a "substitute amendment," the Greenwood Amendment, if adopted, would have wiped out and replaced the Weldon-Stupak bill.) The Greenwood Substitute proposed what cloning opponents call a "clone and kill" policy -- that is, allowing and encouraging human embryos to be created by cloning, in order to be used in biomedical research that will kill them. It would also make it a crime to attempt to "initiate a pregnancy" with such an embryo. NRLC strongly opposed the Greenwood Substitute, which was rejected, 174-231, with 1 lawmaker voting "present," Roll Call No. 37, February 27, 2003. The Greenwood Substitute Amendment was supported (pro-cloning vote) by 23 Republicans and 151 Democrats. The amendment was opposed (anti-cloning vote) by 195 Republicans, 35 Democrats, and 1 independent. Twenty-eight (28) House members were absent and not voting.


Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 37
Votes For : 174
Votes Against : 231
Voted "Present" : 1
Not Voting : 28

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