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Cloning is Ethical and Necessary

Cloning is a subject which many people do not agree upon. Scientists think cloning should be allowed because it can lead to great things. On the other hand, those who are more religious argue that cloning should not be allowed because it violates the Bible and God’s plan. Though cloning may be seen as a violation of human and religious rights, cloning should be allowed because it can be very beneficial to humans, whether it would be through bringing a loved one back or helping lead to a medical breakthrough. Cloning should be allowed because it can help benefit the human race.

One of the main reasons cloning should be allowed is because cloning, for some people, is an ethical way to reproduce. Also, for some people cloning can be their only way to reproduce. Some people may not even be able to have children because they are infertile. Alun Anderson, editor of the science magazine New Scientist and former research biologist, discussed the possible advantages of cloning in one of his articles.

How about the case of a woman who desperately wishes to have a child but finds herself infertile? Current choices are limited and already involve complicated medical procedures. The woman might be able to obtain an egg from a donor, have it fertilized in vitro with sperm from her partner and then implanted in her womb. The child’s genetic makeup would be half that of another woman. Isn’t it kinder—perhaps even more natural—alternative to allow the woman to give birth to a clone of herself? (Anderson 60)

Also, some people may have a disability or even a disease that they would not want to pass on to their children. Anderson goes on to comment.

Take the case of a couple who have been to a genetic counselor and have found that they...

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...Cloning should be allowed because it can help all of humanity and can lead to lots of good in medical research.

Works Cited

Anderson, Alun. “Cloning Can Be an Ethical Form of Human Reproduction.” Cloning. Ed. Paul A. Winters. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1998. 58-60. Print.

Barchfield, Jenny. "Brazil Looks to Cloning to Help Save Wild Species." Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 02 Dec. 2012: p. A.6. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.

Healy, Melissa. "Stem Cells Are Made by Cloning Method." Los Angeles Times. 16 May. 2013: p. A.1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.

"H.R. 2505 - Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001, 07/30/2001." The White House. The White House, 30 July 2001. Web. 17 Jan. 2014.

Wilmut, Ian. Interview by Andrew Ross. Salon.com. 24 Feb. 1997. Cloning. Ed. Paul A Winters. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1998. 49-53. Print.
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