Referred to Committee
March 17, 2009
March 12, 2009(Key vote)
Title: In Vitro Embryo Creation Limitations
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that bans the creation or attempted creation of an in vitro human embryo by means other than fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection of a human egg by a human sperm.
-Specifies that the creation of an in vitro embryo is only allowed for purposes of initiating human pregnancy by means of transfer to a human female uterus for the treatment of infertility or cryopreservation for future infertility treatment (Sec. 2).
-Specifies that this bill shall not prohibit or impede the use of induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, or iPS cells (Sec. 2).