Cloning

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Cloning




Cloning is Ethically and Morally Wrong



The question shakes us all to our very souls. For humans to consider the cloning of one
another forces them all to question the very concepts of right and wrong that makes them
all human. The cloning of any species, whether they be human or non-human, is ethically
and morally wrong. Scientists and ethicist alike have debated the implications of human
and non-human cloning extensively since 1997; when scientist at the Roslin Institute in
Scotland produced Dolly. No direct conclusions have been drawn, but compelling arguments
state that cloning of both human and non-human species results in harmful physical and
psychological effects on both groups. The following issues dealing with cloning and its
ethical and moral implications will be addressed: Cloning of human beings would result in
severe psychological effects in the cloned child, and that the cloning of non-human
species subject them to unethical or moral treatment for human needs.


The possible physical damages that could be done if human cloning became a reality is
obvious when one looks at the sheer loss of life that occurred before the birth of Dolly.
On 10 March, 1997 an article was published in Time Magazine �gWill we follow the
Sheep?�h Jeffery Kluger points out:


�gLess than ten percent of the initial transfers survive

to be healthy creatures. There were 277 trial implants

of nuclei. Nineteen of those 277 were deemed healthy

while the others were discarded. Five of those

nineteen survived, but four of them died within ten

days of birth of server abnormalities. Dolly was the

only one to survive.�h

If those nuclei were human, Kluger adds: �gThe cellular body count would look like sheer
carnage.�h Even Ian Wilmut, one of the scientist accredited with the cloning phenomenon
at the Roslin Institute and Kluger agree that, �g�gthe more you interfere with
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