Biomedical Ethics: Cloning and Sale of Organs

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Biomedical Ethics: Cloning and Sales of Organs To Sell or Not to Sell, that is the Question Table of Contents ITEM PAGE # Introduction 3 I. The Initial Horror 3 II. What is Cloning? 3 III. Bioethics 4 IV. Immanuel Kant 5 V. President’s Council on Bioethics (2002) 5 VI. Utilitarian Viewpoint 7 VII. The Debate on the Sale of Organs 8 VIII. Human Rights 12 IX. Justice Approach to Ethics 13 X. Distributive Justice Approach to Ethics 13 Summary and Conclusion 16 Introduction To sell or not to sell, that is the question. There was a story once told about a young man that died from a heart attack way too soon for most people to even consider death. His young nephew asked the adults when they explained that he had died why did they not get the man a new heart? It is not so simple, the adults attempted to explain or indeed it is simpler than one might at first believe? This work intends to conduct an examination of the issue of biomedical ethics as it relates to the cloning and sale of organs. Specifically in regards to the fairness of who will be in receipt of such organs in terms of socio-economic advantages of receiving or alternatively socio-economic disadvantages in terms of not receiving the organs. I. The Initial Horror The initial horror one feels when considering cloning and selling organs is natural and an expected reaction by the human mind which is

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