Media Release: Thursday, 2 November, 2006



The rising tide of signatures to the Make a Stand online petition against human cloning demonstrates increasing community concern about the impact of the proposed cloning laws, according to the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, Jim Wallace.



“Just 13 days ago, there were 3,000 signatures,” said Mr Wallace. “Today, the number is 14,500 and it continues to rise. There are nearly 900 new signatures a day on average.”



Make a Stand (www.makeastand.org.au) provides an easy online facility for people to add their names to the petition and send an email to their MP and Senators.



“In addition to the 14,500 signatures on the petition, there have been over 21,000 emails sent to federal politicians asking them to vote against the cloning of human embryos, which is ethically unacceptable and scientifically unnecessary,” concluded Mr Wallace.



The Senate debate on human cloning begins on Monday 6th November. The petition is expected to be tabled in the Senate next week.



Contact: Jim Wallace