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Should human reproductive cloning be banned and punishments leveled against it?

  • I strongly agree that reproductive cloning should be banned and punishable by law. There is only one thing that I believed only God has the ability to create.

    I am not in favor of whatever type or form of cloning it is against in my policy of life. I believe in the creation of God and I believed that He is the only sole creator of the entire human being. No cloning or any science manipulation can twist of what I believed in.

    Posted by: H4miJame
  • Absolutely, there enough people in the world already. And humanity is quite good at reproducing without help.

    Any argument made for cloning is made with an underlying principle of either deceit or evil. The best justification for creating a clone of human is merely just to see if we can. That is not a good enough reason to create a life. The opposing arguments, including human organ harvesting and creating a genetically identical pool for scientific experiments are evil at their core.

    Posted by: SpoiledKris
  • Cloning should not be allowed? what are we? god?

    Cloning should not be allowed under any circumstances, cloning is just playing god. Cloning is indeed a great advance in history of science, but cloning is just like playing to be god, where are our values as Americans? Our values as Americans with this kind of thing just goes down and yes it should be punished with jail.

    Posted by: R0535Burna
  • I support banning human reproductive cloning which may have negative social impact.

    Cloning humans for any reason should not be encouraged. It may have a multitude of impacts on the society, and this may also create social unrest as well. It also gives provides possibilities for increased criminal activities. Moreover, cloning is fairly new concept, and we are still not aware what will be the long-term consequences along the generations. I believe human reproductive cloning should be banned and well controlled.

    Posted by: SaroM0vi3
  • Cloning of humans is completely unethical and should be banned.

    The practice of cloning humans in no way should be legal, and should be punishable. Man has no right to play God, and should leave this alone. Aside from Hollywood movies, the imagination can really run wild as to what could possible go wrong here. Armies of clones, malfunctioning clone maids, or worse, all could in theory become reality.

    Posted by: 5h035Bow
  • Human reproductive cloning should be banned and punishments leveled against it because it has not proven to be safe.

    Human reproductive cloning should be banned and punishments leveled against it because it has not proven to be safe. Human life should not be trifled with and successful higher mammal cloning hasn't happened too often. For people playing god until it's been safely worked out, there should be punishments because the damage they could do would outweigh the science.

    Posted by: H0bi3Invader
  • Human cloning should be banned because human life should only come from a mother and father.

    It is best to stay out of the business of cloning human beings because who is to say that clones are human. Is there a hierarchy established? Will they have the same rights as humans that were birthed? Who is doing the cloning? What kind of genetic mutations will be done to the person. Is the clone only good for medical reasons? There are a lot variable and our society should not let this happen as a lot of questions that need to be answered may be left unanswered and human clones may not be treated as an equal human being because they were formed in a lab with specific scientific purpose.

    Posted by: R3ubHockey
  • It just should be

    Because it is not right. This is why..... When reproductive cloning is conducted the procedure can go wrong. For example, the patient can receive a pre-existing disorder or killing the cloned human because the genetic material is not supposed to be used to make embryos. According to an article about the issues of cloning, written by a medical professional, it states that if the patient that wants the procedure and conceives a baby, the baby will most likely die in the womb or the baby will have a pre-existing disorder that was caused by cloning. An approximated percent of 99.9% of the babies die in the womb or have genetic abnormalities this is because the DNA used to make the clone is taken from cells that aren't meant to create embryos.

  • Dont mess with mother nature (God)

    Keeping it simple i shall say, dont take Gods job, if he wanted us to be able to make other human without the natural way he wouldnt have let us be able to reproduce sexually, if you catch my drift here. Bottom line one again, no let God do his duty, we were born to die, not to live forever, living in this world is a curse if youre a good person, youll live forever in heaven which there is no words to describe it but i bet its better than here.

  • Totes, human. In the name of our planet's leader, Zorflph Xeradial, I say this," So messed uppie"

    Yes because if the person got cloned, everyone would be fussing over either the real human or the clone. Then the other one would become upset, and feel left out. It's kind of hard to predict what might happen because, come on, these are HUMANS we're dealing with. They tend to have very confused emotions.

  • Cloning can help with donating organs

    You could live longer and always have donatable organs from your clone. If you needed another kidney, or another leg, arm, etc. you would always have an extra because of that clone. And even though it might seem wrong, we could make it legal, and you could just be one of the people who dont get cloned. Its not mandatory its a CHOICE There is no such thing as playing god in science, remember that.

  • I see no reason to ban cloning.

    I have not seen a single valid argument against cloning. I'm convinced that people are just responding to fear of change. Of course we don't know what will happen; we never do. Of course it will be abused; everything is. Should we ban pregnancy by implantation because it's unnatural? Cars are unnatural too. I think we should let people who actually understand cloning and gene manipulation make the decisions about it. If you were smart you wouldn't tell a surgeon what he was or wasn't aloud to do during surgery.

    I know the invention of cloning is not the same as the car or even the heart transplant but it wouldn't hurt to have a little perspective.

  • Why would we ban people from making more people?

    I understand that cloning can be abused. I don't understand how the abuse of cloning is any different than the abuse of parenthood we see every day.
    The arguments against cloning fall into four main categories.
    1. Don't play God.
    I don't see how cloning a person is playing god anymore than having a child is. If you believe god is the only one to give life then you must believe that god must be involved in the creation of each clone.
    2. What if someone made an army/slave-labor!!!?
    I just about laughed at this one. Guess what? We don't need clones to makes armies or slaves we do it with people who are already alive. It's difficult and expensive to clone someone and you are going to have to wait for that clone to grow up (at least a little) before you can use them for anything (not unlike the people of our actual armies/slaves). In other words a clone is no more likely to end up in some kind of diabolical scheme than any other person. Either way it mostly depends on who your parents are. Which takes me to the third point that keeps coming up.
    3. Clones will be mistreated, have identity crises and cannot replace another person.
    These are all true statements for every human who has ever lived (probably even Jesus).
    I argue that it is less likely that a clone will be abused by their parents than a non-clone simply because a clone is always planed. The same rights that govern every person would also govern clones. This means their identity would in no way be tied to their donor. They would probably be even less like their donors than two identical twins because there would probably be an age discrepancy between them. And lastly no one would expect a clone to replace a person any more than they would expect a son to replace his father or brother or anyone else.
    4. We don't know what the repercussions will be.
    This is true with all change. No one knew what the long term effects of a liver transplant would be but here we are thousands of life saving operations later.
    "But clones could damage the gene pool!" you say. With what? Genes that are perfectly identical to the donor? While it is true that gene manipulation is a small step up from cloning, injecting someone with a live virus is a small step from injecting them with a vaccine. In other words, cloning and gene manipulation should be carefully regulated. As far as unknown long term consequences, it's up to the individual to know who they are procreating with. If you are afraid of clone genes, don't sleep with a clone. There are lots of genetic disorders that may be passed from parent to kid but how much risk is ok is up to the parents.

    As a rule of thumb, if you bring someone into this world you are they their parent and take on the legal obligations that go with it.

  • Cloning is inherently Legal Why should the europian and american countries be the only ones to ban it?!

    All the comments for anti-cloning that I have come across throughout this debate have been extremely faulty or paranoid. I shall now work on debasing each one :

    1) anon says - The clone would be raised differently than the donor because of the environmental factors, the way it is raised, how the family treats it, and all these other factors. You can't recreate the memories that the patient had with the clone and the clone wouldn't be the same as the patient.

    This is a common misunderstanding among our people that clones are intended to be replacements for dead or dying family members and pets ( like in the 6th day Arnold Whatshisname's movie,) Clones are not replacements or carbon copy! each clone is an absolutely different individual with a soul of it's own (a point realized by the end of said movie,) and has the rights and freedoms as any other hman and child of God . furthermore many people confuse the soul to be a person's memory and concioussness , the person you are today has nothing to do with your soul as such that you are simply a combination of events unfolding through out the life of your body that lead to your current thought proccesses . copying someones being into someone else does not mean they both have the same soul nor does it mess anything up on the religious front just like losing ones memory doesn't mean that they no longer have a soul. We must take care of the physical material and let God take care of the soul and all.

    2)Cloning shouldn't be allowed because we're not God. He's the creator, not us. Who gave us the right to create another life form? People could use cloning for bad reasons. What good will come from it? Something made by man will never be like something made by the creator. They should not allow this because, basically, you're saying we don't need God.

    Who said that by cloning we are proclaiming to be God! One very sad thing I see now days is the lack of faith among the people. You are soo afraid of the march that you forget truly how powerful and wise God truly is. People today blaspheme by attributing qualities like weakness and helplesness to God we act as if we are ourselves the guardians of the Unviverse , the knowers of right and wrong we act as if God enlisted us to look after and for the humans ... but we Are the humans we are the children it is not our duty to police human progress we are not the ones who control which direction our species takes.
    I wish to start with a simple question:
    Do You Believe in God? Do You believe that he made you and that he looks after you? Do you believe him to be the wisest and to have full control over his own creation and his own people? If you believe all this then you must also believe that he knows what he is doing, you must believe that everything both Good and Evil only happens by his leave and his permission only. then comes the question. Why would God put us in a sandbox where we can do anythig that can possibly jepordize his plan , How could he possibly let us do harm to our selves?



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  • I oppose the outright banning of human reproductive cloning, due to potential benefits that it could provide.

    There have been many examples of important results and knowledge gained from research into the cloning of animals. Cloning trials on mice have identified a number of gene sequences responsible for cancer, lymphoma and a number of other fatal diseases. It is reasonable to assume that research performed in the same manner upon human genes would bring even greater results. There does, of course, need to be a measured approach, and I believe regulations, both legal and ethical, need to be put in place. However, outright bans on the research will only hurt our knowledge, as a species.

    Posted by: jaanekyon
  • Human reproductive cloning should be used in order to find cures that have been previously undiscovered.

    Even though it seems like it could be science fiction, I think that there needs to be an open field for human reproduction cloning. Sure, there are ethical points to be made, yet I think human reproductive cloning will disclose a lot of currently closed links to genes and cures for diseases.

    Posted by: PointlessElbert47
  • There are many potential scientific benefits to human reproductive cloning, so, therefore, it should not be banned.

    Human reproductive cloning is sometimes seen as somewhat unethical, but its use has many scientific benefits. It is not something that should be used to clone oneself, but, if they can isolate genes that affect thinking and feeling, then clones could be harvested for medical information. It would also expedite disease recovery, as they could test potential medicines on these clones without FDA approval.

    Posted by: MuteNeal88
  • No, because there's no good reason for an outright ban, as opposed to regulation.

    Regulation is one thing, since we have to answer questions about the possible rights of clones. And also to prevent the exploitation of economically vulnerable people, who might be used in unethical ways by those hawking new genetic technologies. And regulation is also needed to prevent discrimination against people with unlucky genetics. But an outright ban is excessive, because science and progress demand an open mind.

    Posted by: M4I4cFeIine
  • What we need to do at this very momen is to at least respond to the needs of the time whatever ethical complains are there as long as impose these things for the survival and preservation of every human individual.

    Though we say that cloning is very unlawful and dehumanizing in the eyes of God, the decision is still in us and that decision is to legalize cloning, given the fact that its not always on the negative aspects. We are humans and we need to admit that we have our never-ending curiosity, and the existence of cloning is just a part of our curiosity, we have started it, we finish it!
    we just have to ready with the fall outs, but human as we are we tend to be imperfect...but there will come a time that we would seek for the legalization of cloning when everything is too late....when are we going to act? tomorrow?...when everything's gone?...think of it!

  • Human reproductive cloning not only should be legal, but government funding should be given to advance this field.

    Human reproductive cloning would provide an increased quality of life for millions of people across the world. Those that can not see could be given new eyes, those who have bade hearing could be given new ear drums, and those that have bad organs could have replacements. As it stands now, many suffer for years in need of a new heart or liver, often times dying before one becomes available. Human reproductive cloning could therefore save and prolong many lives.

    Posted by: 3v3nHip

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