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Cloning

Cloning

Is cloning ethical? the majority of the world would say no but the medical research possibilities associated with it are endless. In 1997 when Dolly the lamb was born we began to think, wow if it's possible to clone an animal, why not a human in the future? It soon became known that it was possible and people were horrified at the thought of an organism being created by a human being.
90% of Americans polled within thefirst week that the Dolly news broke, thought
that cloning should be banned. They believed it to be morally inappropriate and ethically Wrong (Torr 24). The reason for the terror was due largely in part by public misconception by lay people. It is best to think of a clone as a later born identical twin. They will be indistinguishable in biology from any other human being. Many people believe that clones will be used as spare parts for the rich in need of a liver or some other organ. There are also beliefs that these clones will be headless as well as be killed without committing murder. In reality using another human for spare parts would be murder and making headless clones would also be murder. To make a headless clone would require removing the higher brain of the fetus of infant and since both of these beings fall under the same legal laws as a non-cloned fetus or infant it would again be murder. Besides the point there is no need to create an entire human when individual tissues and organs can be grown alone (Torr 68). Some fear psychological damage of a cloned human. A person is not defined by their genetic but by their life experiences and development in the womb. Environment and upbringing play a much larger role in shaping someone's emotions and outlook. The argument that man is playing god is the most commonly brought up. If god didn't want man to create clones he wouldn't have made it possible. Cloning does not create life it merely produces life from existing life. Public p…

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