Should Human Cloning Be Permitted? Should Human Cloning Be Permitted? For years, part of the American public, and humans in general, have been fascinated with the possibility of creating human life by other than natural means. There are many that strongly disagree with the idea of human cloning. It certainly wasn’t surprising when they were able to clone a sheep or a pig, and will not be surprising if someday scientists will be able to clone a human being. Should cloning for human benefits or even human cloning itself be allowed in society today? That is a question we must ask ourselves. On one side of the issue are those who believe that human cloning should be permitted. One thing that shows this is what human cloning research may bring.
Those who opposed to a ban believe that human cloning research could bring substantial benefits, including the development of new treatments for cystic fibrosis, other diseases and the ability to create an animal with normal compatible organs for transplant. (1.Should Congress Prohibit All Human Cloning Experimentation? Pg. 34). From my opinion, I believe that human cloning is just a huge step towards negativism in human lives, rather than simply being the next step in fertility technology. There might be a possibility that human cloning research may result in the discovery of a cure for diseases and the growing of human organs, but the disadvantages are that many years as well as money may be need it.
Also several experts told the committee that cloning might be the only chance for many infertile couples to have their own genetically related children. (2.Gorman, Pg. 66) For what I see these cases are rarely seen, and the little amount of couples that suffer of infertility are more likely to adopt a child. Infertility is not the cause. This is not the main reason why scientists are coming up with the idea of human cloning. What I believe is that scientists are just making propaganda in order to make the public to get on their side.
Another reason is, what could happen if cloning is banned? What about consequences of banning a technology? Death, disease, disability, indignity, on happiness, and blighted life’s that would result from imposing limits on cloning discoveries and advances. (3.Bailey, Pg. 66) What might possibly happen if cloning is banned, scientist’s as well as experts believe that efforts to ban cloning could drastically stop the creation of new medicines that would help millions of people? Cloning might be a discovery for scientists to duplicate human lives. However, I certainly don’t believe that this discovery would go further than saving lives, simply for the cost and waste of time. Furthermore, President Clinton took two swift steps: he called for moratorium on the use of federal funds for human cloning research and he asked his national bio-ethics advisory commission to let him know within 90 days whether the new technology should be even more tightly controlled. (4.Gorman, Pg.
66) In my opinion, I state that, no matter who pays for it or for what reason is done, cloning should be made a criminal offense in the U.S. The President does not have the right to spend federal funds in a research that most likely would be denied by congress; in addition it is also a waste of time and money. Cloning would not be cheap. More likely, the cost of genetic treatments will increase substantially, and the rich will be the only ones to take advantage of the new medical treatment. (5.Bailey, Pg.
66.) Realistic technology will be more advanced in the future and robots might even have replaced peoples jobs. However, In the future this treatment is going to be more advanced, and the rich will take advantage of the new technologies, so their children will be smarter and free of diseases. Meanwhile, the poor will suffer of diseases and lack of learning. Moreover, the supporters for human cloning argue that human cloning should be allowed, as the research may have to potential to eliminate many of the world’s problems such as animal extinction and can also benefit mankind in many ways. (6.’Should Human Cloning Be Allowed? Pg 1). It has been said and debated that scientist should not take the work of God into their own hands, but if they do so, the only problem that they could cause, is that they could destroy the age-old concept of father and mother.
Although it may seem dim, there are some advantages of human cloning. Providing better research capabilities to find cures to many present diseases, bringing back friends or relatives who have passed away by cloning an identical copy,providing children for women who are single and do not wish to have artificial insemination, and the choice of physical characteristics (Who to look like?). (7.Should Human Cloning Be Allowed? Pg. 1) My view and thoughts to all these advantages are that human cloning may produce another Hitler and other racial violent conspirators. Secondly, human cloning is not at all natural, meaning that a child born of cloning is not going to have the same thoughts, and he or she are just going to be an unethical, immoral person and last, but not least, human cloning would alter the very meaning of humanity. On the other side there are many that correctly believe that human cloning should not be allowed.
One thing that strongly disagrees is, what possible consequences cloning can produce? A child born of cloning would face An enormous weight of social and parental expectation about what and who that child should be. (8. Seppa, Pg. 367) A child born of cloning will react depending on its environment just like a normal child. If the child is raised around scientists and is treated as an experiment, the child most likely will ask his or herself about from who or where they came from. On the other hand, if the child is raised around a normal family, he or she will not have or even a …