Stop Human Cloning

Harry and Louise, Meet Harriet and Louis: Spooky, Huh?

Date: 04/28/2002

April 28, 2002

WASHINGTON, DC – Stop Human Cloning today responded to the “Harry and Louise” advertisement being aired by CURES Now, an advocacy group that supports human cloning for medical experiments.

The 60 second radio ad features “Harriet” and “Louis,” who discuss the claims made by a couple they have seen on television who look strangely familiar. “Harriet and Louis” set the record straight — the debate in the Senate isn’t over an “unfertilized egg and stem cell,” as the pro-cloning lobby’s “Harry and Louise” claim, but over a cloned human embryo created and destroyed for medical experimentation.

William Kristol, chairman of Stop Human Cloning said “It’s important to have a real debate about human embryonic cloning, not to hide behind euphemisms and deception. That’s why we’re releasing this response ad to set the record straight.”

Mary Cannon, Executive Director of Stop Human Cloning, said the group intends to air response ads in markets where the “Harry and Louise” ads are aired.