Feb 17, 2005 / 22:00 pm
A United Nations committee meeting in special session this week could announce as early as today an agreement on human cloning.
According to the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, “Pro-life groups hope that the result of today's deliberations will be the adoption a political declaration that condemns all forms of human cloning that violate the protection of human life.”
The committee first began discussing the issue in 2002, but a lack of consensus has forced the group to postpone any formal declarations.
Although consensus still seems unlikely today, as representatives of many countries are still heatedly split on the debate, many delegates feel a decision is necessary to maintain the UN’s credibility.