Human Cloning: the Negative Effects on Society

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Human Cloning: the Negative Effects on Society

By | May 2006
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Human Cloning: The Negative Effects on Society
Human cloning is possible but also dangerous to society. One day during an assembly in March 1977, a heated debate began over the topic of human cloning. Both sides were getting very involved in the argument. Suddenly a group of protestors stormed the stage. They were protesting human cloning while chanting, "We shall not be cloned!" During the protest the group held up a sign that said: "We will create the perfect race – Adolf Hitler" (Lester and Hefley 55). The group was right in protesting, human cloning will negatively affect society.

The background of human cloning goes back many years. First, people tried to just clone plants. Once that was accomplished scientist started to clone small animals such as rodents and insects. The first cloned animal was a mouse. The scientist took the egg of a white mouse and joined it with the sperm of a black mouse and then put the egg into the womb of a brown mouse. This was a breakthrough in the advancement of cloning. Scientist kept experimenting and eventually were coming up with new ways to clone and also cloning different types of animals.

The political background of human cloning is intriguing. Heated debates have taken place over the time. Politicians and even regular people have argued whether we should or should not clone human beings. Often times these debates will go on for hours on end. There are good points to both sides of the story but more often than not the people on the side of banning human cloning win. George Bush, along with many other political leaders is against the cloning of humans. They have even banned it in the United States of America.

The disadvantages to human cloning are certainly clear. Not to mention that the number of disadvantages far out numbers the advantages. One of the most noticeable is that the cloned child will have the parent clone's medical history. This means that if the parent were to have a heart attack at the age of...