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Cloning

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on 9 June 2013

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To Clone or Not to Clone? What is Cloning? Dolly the Sheep Where do you stand on Cloning? Cloning is referred to as a form of reproduction in which offspring results not from the chance union of egg and sperm but from the deliberate replication of the genetic makeup of another single individual. In Canada, the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, which came into force in 2004, prohibits human cloning. Subsection 5 (I) of the act states that:
No person shall knowingly create a human clone by using any technique, or transplant a human clone into a human being or into any non-human life form or artificial device. 1. To produce biologically related children 2. To avoid genetic disease 3. To obtain rejection-proof transplants 4. To replicate a loved one 5. To reproduce individuals of great genius, talent, or beauty 6. No threat to the individual 7. Dictators by the dozen 1. Problems of safety 2. Problems of exploitation of women and just distribution of risk 3. Cloning could result in the commodification of people 4. It will alter our view of humanity 5. Cloning violates human uniqueness 6. Cloning will result to a new caste system 7. Dehumanizing society From a
Catholic Perspective The possible cloning of human beings has been claimed by Catholic theologians, ethicists and the hierarchy as IMMORAL. Every person should bear in mind that life is a gift from God the Creator and Father, and must be responsible in taking care of it. The advent of biomedical research offers effective ways to prolong life, notwithstanding the dangers of using unethical means of manipulating the human body. Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria,
 Cambodia, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, North Korea, South Korea, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Iceland, India,Jamaica, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, 
Sweden, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey,
Kazakhstan, United Kingdom In 1996, Ian Wilmut and a small team of scientists told the world that they had produced the first successful cloned mammal. Dolly was the first mammal to be an exact copy of another. What is the likely psychological impact of knowing that one is a clone? How will you treat the ruined human clones that will result? Are clones a super race or a subclass of humans? Human cloning would allow individuals or couples with fertility problems to have biologically related children Human cloning could allow couples at risk of generating children with genetic disease to have healthy children Human cloning could produce ideal transplant donors for people who are sick or dying Human cloning would allow parents to “replicate” a dead or dying child or relative Human cloning would allow families or society to reproduce individuals of great genius, talent, or beauty, where these traits are presumed to be based on the individuals’ desirable or superior genetic makeups Safety concerns revolve around potential dangers to the cloned child, as well as to the egg donor and the woman who would carry the cloned child to birth widespread use of the techniques of cloning would require large number of eggs. If financial incentives are offered, they might lead poor women especially to place themselves at risk in this way. Despite the biological cells that clones have in common, their life experiences will be made up of enough different factors that they will be an entirely different individual from each other. People who are wealthy and powerful will clone themselves, thus guaranteeing that their power will continue even after their deaths. If human cloning is allowed, people will gradually lose the belief that each individual is a valuable member of society; instead humans will see themselves as products or commodities. Cloning will lead societies to create their own system in which the more “perfect” humans, by the day’s fashion, will have privileges and prestige, while those who are imperfect or less fashionable will become “untouchables.” Clones are not unique; they are reproductions of an original Cloning can only lead to a dark and dangerous society in which people are no longer valued for themselves, but only for how they fit the particular styles that the society believes it needs. Thank you!
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