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Monday, 11 November 2002
Page: 5817

Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The Petition of the undersigned shows that the Commonwealth of Australia and the various States are considering legislation which would allow the use of excess IVF embryos in stem cell research.

Your Petitioners request that the Senate should:

· Regard the human embryo as a human life deserving of human dignity;

· Acknowledge the important and proven contribution to medical science of adult stem cell research; and

· Prohibit any research which results in the destruction of human embryos.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, shall ever pray.

by Senator Barnett (from 446 citizens).