Mrs. Karen McKinney Holley
27 November 2015
Cloning to Save Mankind Continuing developments in cloning will be crucial in mankind’s development. Many people wonder if cloning is morally justifiable. Some might ask if cloning is mans attempt at trying to become god. Three out of every four American citizens, according to Time magazine in 1993, found human cloning extremely troubling. In the same year from the same source, 46% of people said they would prefer to have a law calling human cloning a felony. Some people want to ban cloning out of the fear that the ability could one day be abused. They also are afraid of the risks. In cloning, there are defects that could arise. In some instances in the past, mice have …show more content…
Science fiction has also given cloning a bad name. Many people automatically assume the worst upon hearing the word “cloning” uttered. Such books like A Brave New World and Rosemary’s Baby paint a dark and scary painting of a future with clones. On the other slightly more optimistic hand, many people think that cloning could be beneficial to the world. Supporters of cloning think that if a man and a woman want to have a child they should be able to have one. They also want to help couples chances in any way that can be ethically justified. A woman with a single embryo only has around a 10% to 20% chance of becoming pregnant through in-vitro fertilization, a complicated compilation of procedures used to treat fertility. If an embryo were cloned, the woman’s chances of childbirth would be increased vastly. The side I chose to support is the side of continuing to explore the possibilities of cloning. I think that the opinion of this essay can be briefed by a quote from Tim Caulfield, the research director at the University of Alberta. “You don’t ban fertilizer because you can use it to make bombs. Don’t ban cloning because it may be abused. …show more content…
The eggs are unfortunately very small, so the surgeons have to use intensely small needles, around 1/10 the size of a human’s hair. They do not even trust themselves enough to move with such rigor, so they conduct robots to perform the surgeries by control sticks. The robots are manipulated into cutting the eggs with the needles and expelling the DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid. Once removed, it transfers the nucleus of a skin cell into the egg. One of the problems with stem cell research is that it takes a tremendous amount of eggs for a very small amount of stem cell lines, but it can still be very helpful in fighting the tribulations of man.
People are in pain and dying all around the world and cloning could help them. If we keep supporting the efforts to increase our knowledge of the subject and continue to search for solutions, we could save millions of people. Cloning is a dangerous thing because of the risks of the power being abused, so we need to have regulations against corruption. There needs to be laws set and enforced in order to ethically keep cloning development moving forward because it could be very beneficial to