Imagine that you have just been diagnosed with lung cancer. You have been told you have six months to live unless you can find two replacement lungs. But, you are told and realize you are a clone and have to give your life to save another. Is that ethically right? Would you, the original human want to do it? I feel that cloning human beings is ethically and morally wrong. Cloning seems to be a big issue in the world today. The issues of cloning became a reality in 1997.
On February 27, 1997, it was reported that scientist produced the first clone of an adult sheep, attracting international attention and raising questions of whether cloning should take place. Within days, the public called for ethics inquiries and new laws to ban cloning. The potential effects of cloning are unimaginable. What would life be like with women who are able to give birth to themselves, cloned humans who are used for “spare parts,” and genetically superior cloned humans?
Based on the positive advances of cloning versus the negative effects, one must ask him/herself whether cloning humans should be banned entirely. Whether it is ethical or not science goes on with their experiments in the cloning process. Personally, I think it’s more like treating human beings as objects not humans. The American Medical Association has four points of reason why cloning should not take place. The first point is that there are unknown physical harms introduced by cloning.
The second is unknown psychosocial harms introduced by cloning, including violations of autonomy and privacy. The third is it impacts on societal relations. The fourth and final is the potential effects on the human gene pool. The Americans and cloning experts just don’t know the harms that will come from cloning. Some people say limit cloning of humans to just research or for medical reasons, but it’s the same thing. Producing clones for research or to use their parts is unethical. Cloning for just medical research is still harming another human being to save another.
That is wrong in my mind, ethically and morally. Its ethically wrong because I fell that a humans morals aren’t to kill other human for body parts. It’s morally wrong because it’s not the right conduct of a human to do such a thing. Even if cloning is limited to medical research, there is still the risk of cloning humans. We simply cannot play God and create life because it is ethically wrong and sinful, and most importantly, dangerous. It would be against the code of ethics of a doctor to harm a clone.
Harming a clone would be such using one of its organs to save the original life. The question shakes us all to our very souls. For humans to consider the cloning of one another forces them all to question the very concepts of right and wrong that makes them all human. The cloning of any species, whether they be human or non-human, is ethically wrong. The clone would be a human being and deserve all the rights and privileges that a non-cloned human has. A clone should not be a second-class citizen. It is speculated that they would be considered as such.
There have been issues about the rights of human cloning and how it is wrong. Issues have been raised about the individuality, autonomy, objectification, and kinship of the resulting children. Because the clone would be identical genetically and phenotypically to a person who currently exists or did exist in the past, he or she may be expected to follow in the footsteps of the DNA donor. I feel that human do have rights and cloning humans for body parts is not giving the cloned human their human rights at all.
The anti-abortion people have said that by allowing research to take place on human embryos, Congress would be giving approval for the destruction of life. Human cloning is ethically wrong and should not be practiced or researched. The Pope said at a public address that, “Any procedure that tends to commercialize human organs or to consider them as items of exchange or trade must be considered morally unacceptable. ” Human cloning is mainly in practice because of those issues of providing organs to save others lives. It is wrong to takes ones life to save another.