Keeping up with the cloneses -- issues in human cloning

Journal of Ethics 3 (1):51-71 (1999)
The advent of cloning animals has created a maelstrom of social concern about the ethical issues associated with the possibility of cloning humans. When the ethical concerns are clearly examined, however, many of them turn out to be less matters of rational ethics than knee-jerk emotion, religious bias, or fear of that which is not understood. Three categories of real and spurious ethical concerns are presented and discussed: 1) that cloning is intrinsically wrong, 2) that cloning must lead to bad consequences, and 3) that cloning harms the organism generated. The need for a rational ethical framework for discussing biotechnological advances is presented and defended.
Keywords biotechnology  cloning  ethics of biotechnology  ethics of cloning  ethics of human cloning  ethics for reproductive technology  genetic engineering  human cloning  religious ethics  reproductive technology  secular ethics  social ethics
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DOI 10.1023/A:1009775715165
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