Human Cloning

SOC 200

Unethical Issues on Human Cloning
Since the first successful sheep Dolly was cloned, it seems as if it has become a phenomenon to clone every breathing organism, especially humans.   Researchers who are in favor of human cloning believe the cloning of human embryos will be great for medical advancement.   The researchers are willing to exploit women for their eggs, risk the women’s health and risk genetic deformities and/or abnormalities of the cloned child.
Professor of Ethics, Julian Savulescu states, “…it is morally required that we employ cloning to produce embryos or fetuses for the sake of providing cells, tissues, or even organs for therapy, followed by abortion of the embryos or fetus.” (87). For, I feel researchers are not sensitive enough to grasp the understanding that they are degrading women by exploiting them for their eggs.   The researchers use money to entice women who are sometimes in a low economic status and do not have the desire to have a child, but for the purpose of financial gain will donate their eggs for cloning experiments (Weldon 2).
If there is not something done to stop the cloning of human embryos, these experiments could certainly jeopardize the integrity of the American people as well as the people of the world.   For, if human cloning is ever successful, there could be a large scale of new diseases and/or abnormalities to the human clone’s body that may be difficult to diagnose and explain (Weldon 2).   I believe the closer they are to being successful in their research the less honest they will be with the women they use for the experiments.   I do not believe the research scientists will be completely open and honest with the subjects used in the experiments, nor to those in the world.
To prevent women from being exploited for their eggs to be used in the experiments to human cloning, there needs to be a ban of any research related to cloning, including those of animals.   If the ban is violated, those found guilty...