Arizona Senate votes to ban human-animal hybrids
Senate bill 1307, which passed 16-12, prohibits (among other things):
- creating or attempting to create an in vitro human embryo by any means other than fertilization of a human egg by a human sperm.
- creating or attempting to create a human-animal hybrid
- transferring or attempting to transfer a human embryo into a nonhuman womb
- transferring or attempting to transfer a nonhuman embryo into a human womb, and
- transporting or receiving for any purpose a human-animal hybrid
The same bill was passed 5-2 by the House Committee on Health and Human Services last month, sponsored by Chairman Barto, and supported by the Bioethics Defense Fund (whose president argued on its behalf), the Arizona Catholic Conference, members of the 40 Days for Life Campaign and other individuals. It was opposed by Seth Apfel, a prior Democratic candidate for the Arizona Senate.
The bill faces a full vote in the state House and governor approval before becoming law.