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Cloning Should Not Be Illegal

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Cloning is a very controversial topic because it relates to moral values in human beings. In February 1997 scientists in Scotland announced the birth of the first cloned sheep named Dolly, this began the future of cloning possibilities. Scientists began extensive experiments on cloning and have cloned both plants and animals successfully. The next step was to clone an actual human being, but before experiments could have been carried out pressure started to build on the scientists. People started to doubt if cloning was ethical and morally correct. Governments began to introduce bans and constraints on cloning, they felt cloning was not correct and because they represented the people of its country, they had to act on it. Cloning has its cons but its pros seem to overcome them greatly.

If cloning were allowed to be experimented, scientists would come up of a way to clone body organs which are an exact replica of an individual body organ. This would prove to be very beneficial to a person who may have lost a body organ such as a kidney, scientists could clone that particular organ for the individual, which, in the long run, would work better than a transplant organ.

Cloning will certainly expand the scope of medicine greatly, thus enhance the possibilities of conquering diseases such as the Parkinson's disease, cancer and other diseases that were earlier considered incurable.

Cloning could be used to increase the population of endangered species of animals and thus save them from total extinction. This would help maintain a natural balance on the earth and have a continuous natural life cycle.

Cloning could certainly benefit couples who are infertile and want to have a child of their own, thus they could use cloning to produce a baby with their similar characteristics. In fact they may be able to even choose the characteristics of their child. Equally important women who are single could have child, using cloning instead of artificial insemination. Cloning could also provide a copy of a child for a couple whose child had died.

Another goal of cloning is to produce livestock with ideal characters for the agricultural industry and to be able to manufacture biological products such as proteins for humans.

Some people would suggest that cloning is unnatural and not ethically correct but so would taking medicine when you get sick. The whole of the modern medicine world in based on unnaturalness, so it seems



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