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Group opposes state-funded purchase of human eggs for cloning

Catholic World News - October 20, 2010

Feminists Choosing Life of New York has filed suit to stop the taxpayer-funded purchase of human eggs for research into human cloning. “New York State has gone over an ethical barrier,” says Jean Baric, a member of the organization’s advisory board. “We feel like we're taking a stand for the whole country, to stop this in its tracks.”

In 2008, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued Dignitas Personae, an instruction that applied Catholic teaching to contemporary biotechnological developments. “Human cloning,” the instruction taught, “is intrinsically illicit in that, by taking the ethical negativity of techniques of artificial fertilization to their extreme, it seeks to give rise to a new human being without a connection to the act of reciprocal self-giving between the spouses and, more radically, without any link to sexuality. This leads to manipulation and abuses gravely injurious to human dignity.”

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