Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Human Cloning Debate and Life Issues :: Argumentative Persuasive Topics
Human Cloning Debate and Life Issues The use of copy to produce Dolly the sheep has prompted a public debate about clone servicemans. This make do has quickly become linked with the issues of abortion and embryo research. What is cloning? Cloning is a way of producing a genetic twin of an organism, without sexual reproduction. The method utilize to produce Dolly the sheep is called somatic cell nuclear transfer the core of a body cell (somatic cell) is transferred into an unfertilized egg whose nucleus has been removed or rendered inactive. A tiny electric pulse may then stimulate development of the resulting embryo, which is an almost exact genetic twin of the puppet that supplied the nucleus. It may be technically possible to use this procedure to reproduce human beings. What does cloning confuse to do with embryo research? A nifty deal. Cloning a human being or other large organism begins by artificially producing an embryo of that species. To produce one live sheep, Dol ly, scientists created 277 sheep embryos 276 died or were discarded. Experiments in human cloning would involve the creation and dying of human embryos on a massive scale. Didnt the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC) propose a ban on cloning? Not really. It proposed a five-year moratorium on use of cloning to produce a child, meaning a live-born child. This would allow unlimited cloning to produce human embryos, so long as the embryos were then destroyed. Such experiments could be used to refine the procedure and test its likelihood of causing possess defects. After years of destructive experiments, the ban on allowing live birth could be reconsidered. So NBACs proposal is not a ban on cloning but a permission slip for experimenting on embryos and a mandate for destroying them. This approach is reflected in S. 1602, a bill introduced by Senators Kennedy and Feinstein to prohibit transferring a cloned human embryo to a womans uterus. Under S. 1602, researchers could clo ne embryos and experiment on them without limit they would violate the law moreover if they failed to throw away the embryos afterwards. What does human cloning have to do with abortion? Quite a bit, because bills like S. 1602 would enforce a ban on cloning a human being by mandating the destruction of all cloned human embryos. This would mark the first time Congress has ever declared that human embryos are not humans and are worthy only of destruction.
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