Ethical rules should be established in human cloning experiments

The egg with the new nucleus then would be chemically treated so it would behave as if it had been fertilized. Thirdly, as we have learned from animal cloning, the technique has a minimal success rate.

Cloning and Beyond in a Brave New World. Islam[ edit ] The prominent Qatari scholar Yusuf Al Qaradawi believes that cloning specific parts of the human body for medical purposes is not prohibited in Islambut cloning the whole human body would not be permitted under any circumstances.

The crucial point is, on the contrary, the presence of a unique, one-sided, and replicative biological connection to only one progenitor.

The Ethics of Human Cloning

Afraid they would soon eat the fruit of the Tree of Life and thereby become immortal, God quickly banished them from the Garden of Eden "lest they become like one of Us.

Such problems could discourage prospective parents from using this technology to have a baby. With the rapid growth of genetic technology, it is possible that one day most, if not all, genetic defects could be screened for and so no anomalies would occur in the clone.

Congress, to favor an absolute prohibition on human simply are unfounded. The animal data suggest that late-term fetal losses and spontaneous abortions occur substantially more often with cloned fetuses than in natural pregnancies.

Tempted by a serpent, however, Eve disobeyed God by eating the fruit and offered it to Adam. Prospect of a New Eugenics For some of us, cloning-to-produce-children also raises concerns about the prospect of eugenics or, more modestly, about genetic "enhancement.

Ethical issues in human cloning

People can be mistreated or done an injustice whether they know it or not and quite apart from any experienced harm. Mature female germ cell or egg. Many other intrauterine techniques can detect developmental flaws during pregnancy. It is not just to rule out looming science fiction scenarios.

The subjects in cloning experiments are not high-minded adventurers, heroic explorers, dedicated scientists, not even the desperate terminally ill or grievously afflicted or those showing their altruism by joining researchers in the quest to relieve suffering through biomedical experimentation.

We knew that a stem cell line based on the childs DNA might be a powerful tool in research aimed at curing the disease. Hence there is no voluntary agreement to accept the risks as a price of coming into existence and no opting out in the event the burdens seem no longer acceptable.

Although it possesses some potential for developing into a full human being, this capacity is very limited. As a result, family relations involving cloning would differ from all existing family arrangements, including those formed through adoption or with the aid of IVF.

In England, for example, the House of Lords recently voted to 92 in favor of promoting experiments which will attempt to clone human beings — even though a conglomerate of religious leaders Roman Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, and Sikhs petitioned the politicians to pause and study the ethical issues involved in such an ambitious enterprise.In bioethics, the ethics of cloning refers to a variety of ethical positions regarding the practice and possibilities of cloning, especially human cloning.

While many of these views are religious in origin, some of the questions raised by cloning are faced by secular perspectives as well. Likewise, research on cloning animals by this technique does not raise the same issues as attempting to use it for human cloning, and its continuation should only be subject to existing regulations regarding the humane use of animals and to review by institution-based animal protection committees.

The need to obtain a supply of human eggs leads to one of the most sensitive ethical issues cloning research. In each of her monthly cycles, a woman usually produces only one or two mature eggs. To increase that to a number that can be used in research, she must be given stimulatory medications such as those used in reproductive IVF procedures.

In England, for example, the House of Lords recently voted to 92 in favor of promoting experiments which will attempt to clone human beings – even though a conglomerate of religious leaders (Roman Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, and Sikhs) petitioned the politicians to pause and study the ethical issues involved in such an ambitious enterprise.

For that reason, legal consideration of the purpose of the convention against reproductive cloning should also include consideration of ethical and social issues connected with banning human. Cloning Human Beings: An Assessment of the Ethical Issues Pro and Con In Dan W.

Brock's essay, Cloning human beings: an assessment of the ethical issues pro and con, Brock tries to take a neutral stance on the subject and give both the positives and negatives of cloning human beings.

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