Cloning Persuasive Speech

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Cloning might seem like new technology. However, it is nothing new! Many of you must have heard of Dolly the sheep once in your life. Dolly is the very first mammal to be cloned; it was cloned from an adult sheep’s somatic cell. Just like Dolly, many other animal species such as dogs, cats, horses, pigs, rabbits, frogs, wolves, goats, monkeys, and fish, have been cloned and reproduced. Nowadays, animal cloning has became very normal. But what about humans? We have never heard of a successfully cloned human. Is it because technology is not advanced enough yet? Or is it just because human cloning might be too dangerous? Many scientists are trying to clone humans but is it ever justified? There are a whole lot of debates on this topic, and I am strongly against it. Human cloning is ethically wrong; there are many risks involved, which will lead to detrimental effects on human society. Before going into my points, I would like to talk about what cloning is. According to the National Human Genome Research Institute, cloning is “a number of different processes that can be used to produce genetically identical copies of a biological entity.” (Green, genome.gov). There are…show more content…
The technology today is not advanced enough yet. In order to give birth to a cloned baby, women need to risk miscarriages, stillbirths, or the birth of deformed babies in terms of creating just one successful clone. Tim Redford states, “Nobody yet knows how to clone a human humanely. Ian Wilmut, the Roslin scientist who produced Dolly, counts her as just one successful out of 272 attempts.” (Radford, theguardian.com). Just like Dolly and other cloned animals, the chance of success is low; therefore, many lives will need to be sacrificed. Also, cloned animals cannot live for a long time. There are no single cloned animals that have lived to be fully grown. This indicates that the cloned human cannot live a full life span as we

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