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Human cloning Is it possible to create a new human being from a collection of cells? A few years ago, many of us would agree that this was unachievable. But as technology continues to develop, recent scientific discoveries have altered our perceptions. In the year 1971, a sheep named Dolly became the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. Her birth signified a breakthrough in medical science; mankind has taken one step closer to an even bigger accomplishment, human cloning. Although cloning humans hasn't officially happened yet, most scientists and ethicists agree that it is only a matter of time. If this the case, we must ask ourselves, Will human cloning improve our quality of life or will it only ruin the future of our society? It is unfortunate that the term "cloning" refers to three methods: embryo cloning, reproductive cloning and biomedical cloning, three very different procedures, three very different goals. ...read more.

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It would be completely cruel to bring a child into this world knowing that there was an extremely high chance that they could be affected by these problems . However, the procedure we should be most concerned about is biomedical cloning. The aim of biomedical cloning is to produce a healthy copy of a sick person's tissue or organ for transplant. This procedure is done by extracting stem cells from previously cloned embryos of the patient. Although this technique could rule out the need for organ donors, scientists will basically be breeding people solely for the purpose of harvesting their tissues and organs, then finding no further need for their existence, disposing of them. Although biomedical cloning allows one life to be saved, another life would have ended all too soon. When an embryo is created, it becomes new human life and the determination to destroy it for the purpose of scientific research betrays both our ethics and morals. Despite what is shown in Hollywood movies today, cloning does not produce adult human beings. ...read more.

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Because cloning is still a generally new process, it is still in its early stages of development. So there would be many uncertainty and risks there is a high probability that further experiments would only end in failure. This will cause a large number of miscarriages and abortions. Many lives would be sacrificed in order to produce a single live clone. In a recent poll, CNN interviewed 1005 Americans. 89% believed that cloning humans was immoral. 74% believed it was against the will of God. And Only 6% supported human cloning. The world is clearly aware of the harms that human cloning may impose. Ethicists have foretold of a world where cookie-cutter humans are mass produced and bred to order, a world where babies are chilled and kept in test tubes, a world where clones are mercilessly butchered for 'spare parts'. This horrific new world I am describing to you could become our undeniable future, if we allowed human cloning to proceed. Take a moment and ask yourself, Is this the future you want? ...read more.

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