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Measure would ban patenting of human beings

June 15, 2011

The House of Representatives may soon consider a measure that makes permanent a 2004 amendment banning the patenting of human beings. The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment, which works with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ pro-life office, is urging support for the measure, which has encountered past opposition from the biotechnology industry.


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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Jun. 16, 2011 8:35 PM ET USA

    God owns the original patent on human life; we are His own, and no one else's. And even He doesn't call us property, but His dearest children. Who else would consider us that way?