Human Cloning is Murder Essay

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Human Cloning is Murder

Think of walking down the street in thirty years and running into an exact replica of yourself. Is it your twin? No, you don't have a twin; it is your clone. Your biological makeup could have been cloned as an embryo and raised separately as an experiment. Cloning has been going on without much controversy for years. But, ever since the successful cloning in Scotland of the Finn Dorset sheep, Dolly on July 5, 1996, the subject has been one of much debate. Should we or should we not continue to clone animals, and eventually humans?

The two most popular views are almost obvious; those who believe cloning should be pursued and encouraged, and those who believe that humans should not seek to
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Once the transfer is complete, the recipient eggs contain a complete set of genes, just as if they would have been fertilized by sperm. The eggs are then cultured for a period of time before implanting them into the sheep that will carry them to term. The resulting lamb was an exact genetic copy of the sheep that provided the transferred nucleus, not of those who provided the egg. It was after 277 attempts of this procedure and similar ones like it that Dolly was made. And now after all of this research and finally success, the question of whether humans should be cloned arises. A Time magazine poll (March 10, 1997) stated that of the people polled, 74% said that cloning humans was wrong. Currently, President Clinton has banned federal funds from being used for research for human cloning stating that,

Attempting to use cloning techniques to actually clone a human being is unsafe and morally unacceptable... Any discovery that touches upon human creation is not simply a matter of scientific inquiry, it is a matter of morality and spirituality as well... Each human life is unique, born of a miracle that reaches beyond laboratory experience...(Clinton).

However, the situation becomes complicated because of the distinction between state and federal laws. So far only one state (California) has passed anti cloning legislation, although 21 other states are considering

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