Cloning of human beings should never be legal in the United States because there are more opportunities for abuse than there are humanitarian uses for human clones.
Cloning is the exact replication of genetic entities/ components of any organism using cells usually from a donor organism. Cloning can be used in both animals and humans as well as in human and animal organs. Although cloning has some advantages, a lot of ethical issues have erupted resulting to major debates on the appropriateness of commercialization of human beings given the fact that, cloning makes it possible for humans to sell body parts for cloning purposes. There are a lot of un answered questions on the control of such commercialization which until a well answered it remains unsafe to carry on with cloning. Meanwhile, cloning should be shelved and not gambled with at the risk of human beings given the fact that, cloning is a field characterized by diverse implications and uncertain results.
Proponents of cloning have praised it for the ability to repairs the nervous system. However, cloning has been found to causes irreparable nervous injuries the moment it back fires meaning that, it may complicate the burden of disease it purports to resolve.
Questions also arise on the possible consequence in the event whereby clones fail and as a result we end up with a mindless class of workers. This will bring about a great revolution never witnessed in the history of mankind with the potential of worsening human relations. Such clone workers will most likely outperform human beings and cause civil strife. Although this sounds speculative, it will dawn on humanity as the reality as long as people continue to experiment with the idea to the extent of enacting legislations to support cloning.
The inapt picking of egg cells can increase the risk of somatic cells mutations, which may even trigger the growth of malignant cells making the situation even worse. This may be caused by the side effects of medications used in and after the process of cloning. The process of cloning as it pertains to this issue has not yet been authenticated. In addition, the new homogenous cells have been found to be easily affected by diverse climatic changes and have less resistance to pathogens.
As much as cloning may be the only option to saving the life of a patient, growing human beings in cages in order to have spare parts in not only unethical but also inhumane and a human rights crisis. Therefore it is better to pursue other avenues in scientific breakthrough than to push on with the cloning science which portends so many dangers fro humanity.
There is a growing evidence of possible clone wars. This is likely to affect bilateral relations and may see some nations start to withhold crucial research information therefore killing the spirit of scientific knowledge collaboration. This will especially negatively affect the poor and especially the developing countries which depend on scientific breakthroughs of the developed world as they lack the capacity.
Cloning deprives both humans and animals of their identity, hence the proof that, there are more opportunities of abuse in cloning than there are humanitarian advantages. Having the same type of cells posses a big threat to the survival of all human and animal species in future because in case of pathological catastrophe, all these species are bound to extinct. Overall, it appears prudent to post pone the idea of cloning to such a time when the major concerns will be addressed and there will be an assurance that, it is safe to clone.
Works Cited Page
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