Science fiction at Arizona Capitol?
by Jim Cross/KTAR (April 29th, 2010 @ 10:23am)
PHOENIX -- An Arizona Democrat is taking aim at her GOP colleagues for passing a bill in the House that outlaws animal-human hybrids.
Facebook and Twitter were lit up with posts about the bill, including one from Assistant House Democratic Leader Kyrsten Sinema of Phoenix.
"I woke up this morning concerned about Centaurs, mermaids and griffins taking over the state," Sinema wrote.
Another post on Facebook read, "Release the Kraken."
Still another post said, "I'm winning the office pool for `Craziest bill to be passed by the AZ Legislative Republicans.'"
Sinema said House Republicans approved the bill Wednesday night.
While the bill sounded somewhat like science-fiction, both supporters and opponents said it could have serious implications.
Supporters said it is designed to ban human cloning and human embryo research. Opponents said they believed the bill is part of the state's anti-abortion movement which wants embryos defined as humans.