Persuasive Essay On Cloning

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„If one is seriously interested in preventing reproductive cloning, one must stop the process before it starts.” Leon Kass
My topic is about cloning. I chose this topic because it has always fascinated me, and I can’t help but think about how the future might look if we would start cloning each other. My statement is „Cloning should never happen.” In my essay, I hope to give multiple arguments for and against my statement. Of course I had to do some research in order to make a statement and form an opinion, which I will show further into the essay.

A sheep named Dolly, the first animal cloned from a so called somatic body cell, came into the world as an innocent lamb. However, soon after the announcement of her birth in 1997 she caused panic all over the world. People started wondering; if the cloning of sheep is possible, will scientists soon start cloning humans? And if they did, would this be wrong, stupid, and dangerous for humanity?
Most people despised the cloning of Dolly, as she was the first dangerous step towards human cloning, which is something a lot people still agree should never be done. Cloning actually occurs naturally in the birth of identical twins and other multiples; but cloning can also be done artificially, in the laboratory by embryo splitting or twinning. An early embryo is split so that both parts, when transferred to a uterus, can develop into individual organisms genetically identical to each other. Formally speaking,
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