"Today's announcement is disturbing. While its validity is unclear, it should serve as a chilling reminder that individuals are still trying to clone human beings. These actions offend our human sensibilities and undermine fundamental respect for the decency of human life. Today's announcement reinforces the need for Congress to continue its efforts to enact a ban on human cloning." ... U.S. Senator Bill Frist, M.D. statement after reports indicating that scientists [may] have successfully cloned a human being, December 27, 2002.