German government re-thinking ban on human cloning

Clearly recognizing that extreme differences in position still exist, the government has called for reconsidering its position on human cloning for purposes of stem cell research.Seeing that many other countries are changing their attitudes–including England’s latest move to open research for a year–they are concerned about losing residents. “Simitis warned that a type of ‘bio tourism’ might develop within the EU and that German researchers would immigrate to Great Britain if Germany did not rethink its stance.”

Just as women began shopping for the right cleric–meaning the cleric with the ‘right’ attitude about it–when birth control became easily available many years ago and yet was banned by the Catholic Church, this fear of people going elsewhere to get more advanced medical care is not unrealistic.