Imagine a world where every person looked exactly the same, did exactly the same activities, and thought exactly the same way. This world is no science-fiction thriller; this could actually be the future society. One of the most recent controversial ethical debates has to deal with human cloning and the many issues it questions. Human cloning is wrong because it can possibly lead to bodily harm to the embryo, mental harm to the cloned child, harm quality of family life, objectification of children, and societal harm to children, which are all inexcusable.
One of the first ethical concerns for human cloning is the possibility of physical harm to the embryo. As with all experiments there must be a trial and error process. The problem that arises with human cloning is that humans are the errors in the trials. Leading many people to fear the harm the embryos could experience. "Early human experiments are likely to result in a number of clinical failures and lead to miscarriage, the necessity of dozen of abortions, or births of massively deformed offspring" (McGee, par. 6). Research in other experiments using mammals has also found that clones may not show defects until later in life, and these defects may cause sudden death (McGee, par. 6). Supporters for human cloning believe with further experiments with other mammals, there could be a decrease in the chance of these deaths. Many of these same supporters also believe with human life there is a chance for human death ("n.", par. 38). However, a person can not allow humans to suffer purposely under excruciating pain, just for the possibility to benefit another person. Embryos do have the, "Possibility of injuring or killing embryos" (Robinson, par. 27).
Always on the minds of many opponents of human cloning is the issue of psychological harm for the cloned child. Most, "Opponents argue that children may suffer a diminished sense of individuality and personal autonomy"... [continues]
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