STEM CELLS IN 2000 – The pope, Bill Clinton and stem cells (a look back)
September 02, 2000 -By Gordon Prather–
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Well, you probably don’t expect Pope John Paul II and Bible-toting Bill to agree on abortion. So you were probably not surprised that, after Clinton announced the Final Federal Guidelines on Pluripotent
last week, the pope immediately addressed in English an international congress being held in Rome of the Transplantation Society.
The Pope said, “Attempts at human cloning with a view to obtaining organs for transplants … insofar as they involve the manipulation and destruction of human embryos, are not morally acceptable.”
Now some newsies reported that the pope had come out against “cloning” humans, which he hadn’t. And from some news accounts you may have supposed that Bill Clinton had completely reversed his position of only three years ago, prohibiting the cloning of humans, which he hadn’t.