Ohio's Ban on Human Cloning and Animal-Human Hybrids, H.B. 308, has been introduced by State Representative Andy Thompson of Ohio's 95th District, along with eleven House co-sponsors. For the past ten years Ohio Christian Alliance along with other pro-life organizations, has been working with members of the Ohio Legislature to ban human embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and in recent years, animal-human hybrids. Some medical laboratories have delved into the surreal world of intermixing animal and human DNA with no legal or moral boundaries.
Family Research Council's senior fellow for life sciences, Dr. David Prentice, has previously testified in support of the bill and assisted Ohio pro-life groups and legislators. According to him, "H.B. 308 provides common sense restrictions on human cloning and animal-human hybrids in Ohio. There are no valid medical or scientific gains that exist or will come from human cloning or hybrid techniques. Rather, these are abuses of science and should be prohibited. Our focus should be on lifesaving methods such as adult stem cells that put the patient first."
We commend State Representative Andy Thompson and the co-sponsors of H.B. 308 for taking the leadership role in sponsoring this key legislation.
Please contact the members of the Ohio House Health Committee and urge them to pass H.B. 308 out of committee -- especially Chairman Lynn Wachtmann 614-466-3760 and Vice Chairman Ann Gonzales 614-466-4847.
Thank you for standing with us to protect and defend Faith, Family, and Freedom!