Biomedical Ethics: Cloning and Sales of Organs

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Biomedical Ethics: Cloning and Sales of Organs July 17, 2012 Table of Contents ITEM PAGE # Introduction 3 I. The Initial Horror 3 II. What is Cloning? 3 III. Bioethics 5 IV. Immanuel Kant 5 V. President's Council on Bioethics (2002) 6 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 Biomedical Ethics: Cloning and Sales of Organs Introduction To sell or not to sell, that is the question. In a story once told a young man died from a heart attack way too soon for most people to even consider death and 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. 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. What has not yet been conceived upon first hearing is strange and unnatural and the mind attempts to disseminate the new and strange information. However, as this work will show, the cloning and sale of human organs is a scientific breakthrough unequaled by any before and offers great promise for a better life for many

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