Should Cloning Be Allowed?

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Have you ever read a book, seen a movie, or watched a television show where the villain creates a colossal clone army that is unmatched by any other. Though science fiction tends to bend reality to fit a story, human cloning is becoming a feasible practice. Recently there has been a successful cloning of a sheep, so scientists start to speculate the different uses of cloning human embryos. The three forms of cloning that stand out are reproductive cloning, therapeutic cloning, and cloning for scientific research. Cloning should be permitted, but only reproductive cloning should be permitted with a limit on the number of babies a person or family can reproduce. The arguments that support cloning depend on the type of cloning being discussed: Reproductive cloning and therapeutic cloning are some of the methods of cloning. Reproductive cloning is the cloning of a human embryo and implanting it into a female to have a child. Some supporters of reproductive cloning are couples that are unable to bear a child or individuals who wish to raise a child by themselves. Another group that seeks reproductive cloning are those who want their child to be born with specific traits with the help of egg donation. On the other hand, therapeutic cloning is the creation of a clone not for the purpose of raising a child, but in order to harvest stem cells from the embryo (Woodward 85, 15, 33, 34). Supporters of this form of cloning believe that stem cells from embryos can be implanted through a

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