Argumentative Essay On Human Cloning

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The technology of science is advancing so fast that society has difficulties in keeping pace with the complexities that new developments bring. Having this technology now in our grasp has enabled us to research further than ever. Until recently, discussion on human cloning was conducted within the realm of science fiction and fantasy. However, with the successful cloning of the sheep "Dolly" in 1997 (NYTimes, 2013), it became evident that sooner or later, scientists might be able to clone human beings too. Human cloning should not be legalised because it defies ethics, harms genetic abnormalities and exploits women. To begin with, human cloning should not be allowed because it is unethical. According to Weldon (2002), human cloning is never ethical to sacrifice a person life for real or potential advantages. “Cloning technology holds the potential for using people’s own cells to produce stem cells that can become replacement tissues or organs.” (Dinc, 2003; 246) . Dinc (2003) said that the onset of diseases associated with ageing could be prevented; ageing could be delayed, and rejuvenation or an extended human life could become possible with such a potential, and by combining the cloning technology with other advances in genetics such as gene therapy . “As a result, although a small percentage of the world’s population, probably those who are thought to be favoured or who can pay for human cloning, would enjoy a high-quality long life, but billions of people would continue

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