In this essay I will be arguing whether or not human cloning should be legalised. There are strong emotional reactions to cloning human beings, however there are also a lot of arguments for cloning. Cloning can be used to benefit the human race and also destroy them, but the question is, how will we use clones? You could argue that legalising cloning would overall, benefit the human race. You could use cloning to create exact replicas of individuals who require a life-changing transplant, and use the clone to donate those organs. But also, you could use clones to research lethal diseases, by having clones you could not only expand the human race but protect them from upcoming viruses and mutations of viruses. Scientists could infect clones and study patterns of mutations, and maybe even cure cancer. Also, it’s a great way to counter infertility and make an option for those who cannot have young and, it can counter genetic disease. However, religious people would argue that the act of cloning is ungodly and that to clone would be playing God. But a scientist may counter-attack and say that cloning already occurs naturally with identical twins. Cloning could devalue children and treat them as commodities, and also devalue what it means to be a human – we would lose some of that vital uniqueness. It may also confuse family relationships and it creates issues with inheritance. In conclusion, I believe that cloning has some good points and some bad points, but because of all the possible confusion, inheritance issues devaluation of humans, I believe that the cloning of humans should not be permitted.
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