While the ethics and legality of human cloning are blurry, I think human cloning would be detrimental to the human race. First of all, a lot of unwanted clones can end up happening because the process of cloning seems to be very limited success from what we know now. Screwing up from trying to obtain the nearest perfect clone should not be an option. It would be unfortunate for the women to go through the whole process and have to get rid of it, just because it did not turn out correct. Where will all the mess ups or unsuccessful clones remain at?
Scientists say that they see some sort of genetic problem almost every time they clone and they do not know what is wrong with the cloning process, or why the cl... ... middle of paper ... ... not have enough room to develop in the uterus. Cloned animals have nearly always had some sort of obvious defect, and the ones that do not look normal almost always are not really normal. Also, there are 30,000 genes and the chances are extremely small that an egg cell would reprogram all of these genes correctly (Kolata 1). As a result, the clones are not normal. Because of all of this, cloning should be made illegal.
The process of trying to perfect a human being in any way is a very immoral idea and should not be continued in the future as it can cause serious issues to the individual as well as society as a whole. The method of perfecting the human species causes more damage than good when specifically talking about the technologies used to modify genes. By trying to perfect those who are not considered normal, Eugenics causes society to hinder the ability to accept and understand people who are different and creates a larger border around social inequalities. Finally, the process of cloning is an unethical way of enhancing the population not only because it is unreliable and poses large risks, but also due to the fact that it prevents the creation of diverse societies and breaks the ability to create a unique individual. All in all, the idea of Eugenics has proven to be a very unethical movement all throughout history an will continue to be this way due to the idea of genetic modification in advanced
Based on the previous research I have done, cloning being legalized endanger... ... middle of paper ... ...ed at risk. In accordance with the reasons above, cloning shouldn’t be legalized on account of the irrepebable damage it causes in various ways. Out of the reasons against cloning, ones based on religious, social, personal, economic opinion are less effective arguments. However, scientific observations are highly considerable for not permitting human cloning because of it is proven to be leading to death or many diseases, putting lives in danger. Correspondingly to what I have found in my researching process, the question of ‘Are there benefits of cloning present as well?’ appeared.
In my opinion, the problem with this theory is connected with the question if Farber’s injections didn’t lead to a cure to cancer. Then negative utilitarianism increases, as pain overpowers pleasure. The criticism that utilitarianism ignores is justice. Innocent children would have given their li... ... middle of paper ... ... procedures and there is less happiness and more pain if people die due to these injections knowing the fact that the doctor has no clear proof that this will surely contribute to a cure to cancer. It could just be another trial by another crazed doctor, so the entire procedure would be immoral for any utilitarian because it does not maximize happiness.
As ideal as this may sound, reproductive cloning should not be legalized because it ultimately objects human dignity, poses a serious threat to the survival of humanity and individuality, and can segregate people’s preferences because of monetary advantages. First, reproductive cloning is incompatible with human dignity and individuality. Cloned people lack originality and are merely copies of what we already have. This would result in a society with people who are essentially the same or extremely alike. Can we feel safe and free knowing that somewhere in the world, there is a person who is your copy?
The Science of Cloning In the essay, Cloning Reality: Brave New World by Wesley J. Smith, a skewed view of the effects of cloning is presented. Wesley feels that cloning will end the perception of human life as sacred and ruin the great diversity that exists today. He feels that cloning may in fact, end human society as we know it, and create a horrible place where humans are simply a resource. I disagree with Wesley because I think that the positive effects of controlled human cloning can greatly improve the quality of life for humans today, and that these benefits far outweigh the potential drawbacks that could occur if cloning was misused. Human cloning is one of the most controversial subjects in modern times.
An aborted fetus faces a premature death, so if a premature death is a “bad thing,” abortion is unethical. The theory Marquis presents also opposes the idea that it is wrong to kill only if the being is biologically human by giving an example of a different species that could have a valuable future like ours. If the loss of a future makes killing wrong therefore killing that particular species is wrong as well. The fetus, even if it is merely considered a “potential human” still has a valuable future filled with enjoyments, activities... ... middle of paper ... ...he right to do what they want to their bodies. Even though i believe that abortion is unethical, we cannot take put restrictions on what a person can do with their body.
Cloning should not continue because it can be dangerous for a number of reasons and is not morally or socially appropriate, except in cases where it could save the life of a human being. Cloning can have all kinds of dangers. One type of danger that can result from cloning is medical dangers. The first cloned sheep named Dolly died at half of the lifespan of a naturally born sheep. She suffered from arthritis and lung cancer (Williams 1 of 2).
(Melo 263). When proponents dealing with helping infertility rates going down and helping battle genetic diseases are discussed, the opposing side also argues that cloning human beings could cause psychological harm to the clone, and harms to our society as well. But in the end the arguments tend to cancel each other out, leading to many failures. Works Cited Melo‐Martín, De. "On cloning human beings."