Personal And Social Ethics ( 8 )

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Vanessa Jimenez Mr. Marheineke Personal and Social Ethics (8) January 25, 2016 Human Cloning When thinking of cloning, minds initially wander to the way they are portrayed in movies. In movies, clones look exactly like the person they were made to be like. They act the same and are in the same stage of life. All this fools viewers into thinking that they are in fact an exact replica of an individual. Research on this topic though shows how ridiculous it would be if that were actually true. The truth is that human clones would undergo all the stages of life starting from the first (Pence). The only difference is that they would not have an entirely unique genetic makeup ("Human Cloning"). That means, yes, they would start off as babies, and whether it worked could not be determined until later stages of life (Kass). As it so happens to be though, cloning in of itself has not been perfected, many are born unhealthy and do not live very long ("Human cloning"). This has contributed to making this an ethical issue. Human cloning is an ethical issue that even the United Nations has been debating about ("Human Cloning"). They concluded that it should be banned, but it is not enforced ("Human Cloning"). This means that every country ultimately decides what to do about it. There are two main types of human cloning that are being debated about. One is reproductive cloning which will serve as a way to create offspring without sexual reproduction ("Human cloning"). There is also therapeutic cloning which involves cloning cells to create embryos that will not fully develop to just be a source of stem cells that can help cure diseases ("Human Cloning"). This makes it appear to be of some use, but discussions about human dignity, respecting n... ... middle of paper ... ... can come from it is not worth what good it could do. Works Cited "Human Cloning." Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science. Detroit: UXL, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 11 Jan. 2016. "Human cloning." World of Genetics. Gale, 2007. Science in Context. Web. 11 Jan. 2016. Pence, Gregory E. "Cloning Humans Is Ethical." Who 's Afraid of Human Cloning. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. Rpt. in Genetic Engineering. Ed. Lisa Yount. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2002. Current Controversies. Opposing Viewpoints ind Context. Web. 11 Jan. 2016. Kass, Leon R. "Human Cloning Is Dehumanizing." Cloning. Ed. Bruno Leone. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Jan. 2016. The Dignity of a Person: Dignitas Personae: With Additional Resources. Washington, D.C.: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2009. Print.
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