Cloning Controversy

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Before I tell you my viewpoint you should get to understand the other side’s claim on the debate on Cloning. They say that it could be used to save lives and help those who cannot reproduce naturally. The possibilities of new advancements are endless. According to the scientists who helped provide information to the article “The Cloning Controversy” “Others said its benefits could range from duplicating embryos for in vitro fertilization to replacing a dying child.” This would help many parents who suffer loss or cannot reproduce effectively naturally have another chance to bring a new life into the world. Women only create so many eggs, the eggs they start with are the only ones they have, and it takes many eggs to have one successful birth …show more content…
Cloning a dying child will keep that child “alive” and the parent can cherish many more years with the cloned child. What if a person needed a new body part? “For example, if a person had a diseased pancreas, researchers can, in theory, “clone” a new pancreas for the patent.” According to the article “CLONING. Should the United States Allow Federal Funding For Cloning Research?” This allows for the patient to get the pancreas and not have the risk of tissue rejection.The possibilities for creating new organs go much farther than a new pancreas. Doctors would be able to create anything from a brain to heart to lung or even a liver. With this technology doctors could save millions of people’s lives. There would be a 100% acceptation of the new organ and 0% risk of it being rejected by the body. Why stop with cloning humans? The possibilities don’t stop there with human cloning what if we clone animals to produce better quality products? “For example, if a cow yields a particularly high level of milk, scientists can, in theory, clone that cow and have it reproduce, leading to an entire generation of high- production dairy cows.” As stated in …show more content…
First let’s look at the cost to clone an animal. How much does it cost to clone animals, anyway? Does it cost $100, $200, $500, or maybe $1000? One woman paid $50,000 to clone her cat,“A Texas woman purchased a clone of her dead cat, Nicky, for $50,000.” ( “CLONING. Should the United States Allow Federal Funding For Cloning Research?”) It’s understandable that she misses her cat, and that she wished that she could have him back. But was it necessary for her to pay that much money? She could buy thousands of cats and keep them happy, healthy, and well fed for many years. Why would anyone in their right minds pay that much for a loved pet? There are many people who lost a pet and miss them dearly but unless you are rich then it is useless to everyone. If we were to clone living things it should be available to the general public, but it cost way too much and most people live off anywhere from $25,309- lower middle class, to $144,966- upper middle class, and cannot afford to pay that type of money to replace a pet. ““Human cloning turn’s procreation into a manufacturing process, treating human life as a commodity made to preset specifications,” said Cardinal William Keeler the chairman of the committee for Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.” Scientists are opening the gateway for “designer babies”.

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