Human Cloning: the Negative Effects on Society

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Human Cloning: The Negative Effects on Society Human cloning is possible but also dangerous to society. One day during an assembly in March 1977, a heated debate began over the topic of human cloning. Both sides were getting very involved in the argument. Suddenly a group of protestors stormed the stage. They were protesting human cloning while chanting, "We shall not be cloned!" During the protest the group held up a sign that said: "We will create the perfect race – Adolf Hitler" (Lester and Hefley 55). The group was right in protesting, human cloning will negatively affect society. The background of human cloning goes back many years. First, people tried to just clone plants. Once that was accomplished scientist started to clone …show more content…
Another benefit to being able to clone would be for spare organs. If a person were to have a bad heart then he would theoretically be able to go to the "heart bank" and get a replacement. While this may look like a great idea in the eyes of simple minded people, many find this as a way to just create worthless humans and farm them off for their organs. This would cause great commotion in society because the majority of our population believes that God had created man and only God can create man. People feel that if man were to start to create other humans then according to God, we will all be sent to hell for eternal damnation. The last advantage to human cloning would be that parents could choose the sex of their child. This would help in the countries where families only get one chance to have a child and that they would need a boy to work for them. Or a family of royalty would like a son to keep their family's name as the rulers of their country. This also presents a major conflict. Many poor families would choose to have male children. If all the children become men, then the female population of the world would decrease. This would be a horrible event to take place because then there would be no one for the men to breed with. If this were to happen then human cloning would take over reproduction and injection would be the next thing to sexual intercourse. People lack the
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