SAR: Human Cloning – Is It a Viable Option?
The topic of cloning has grown in recent years due to the steady increase in technology and innovation. Ms. Angela A. Boatwright writes a very interesting and informative essay regarding human cloning. After reading her article, I recognize that my personal viewpoint on this subject is fairly close to what Boatwright has clearly communicated in her paper. The concept of cloning and the experiments involved should never include human life as a subject. These experiments should solely serve as a way to learn more about the cloning process, which would in turn, perhaps give beneficial results concerning human life.
Boatwright begins her essay stating that due to “the historic announcement in Scotland of the existence of a cloned sheep named Dolly”, the argument of what is ethical regarding cloning research has become a colossal debate (212). She goes on to give a brief anecdote of how the sheep was cloned and conveys to the reader that most scientists now see human experimentation as “the next logical step” (213). The author claims some valid justifications for those who oppose her view. Ones in favor of humans becoming part of the cloning research suggest that the benefits involved with the experiments exceed the risks, therefore making it ethical. Soon, supporters say, the public’s idea of human cloning will be compared to the everyday “normalcy” of biological transfusions that are made today (213). At this point in the essay, the author then begins to support her claim, responding that there should not be a ban on cloning entirely. We, as humans, have made remarkable findings in recent years due to the exponential growth of technology. Scientists should still be able to continue their research; however, as soon as the research begins to involve human life, it is then considered unethical. Boatwright uses three main points when supporting her claim – the unethical idea of genetically breeding humans, religion, and...
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