Cloning Now that researchers have cloned a sheep, we know that producing identical genetic copies of human beings is also likely possible.
Christian views on cloning The Roman Catholic Churchunder the papacy of Benedict XVIcondemned the practice of human cloning, in the magisterial instruction Dignitas Personaestating that it represents a "grave offense to the dignity of that person as well as to the fundamental equality of all people.
The World Council of Churchesrepresenting nearly Christian denominations worldwide, opposed cloning of both human embryos and whole humans in February The United Methodist Church opposed research and reproductive cloning in May and again in May Islam[ edit ] The prominent Qatari scholar Yusuf Al Qaradawi believes that cloning specific parts of the human body for medical purposes is not prohibited in Islambut cloning the whole human body would not be permitted under any circumstances.
On the issue of animal ethics he takes a more lenient position. Food and Drug Administration FDA approved the consumption of meat and other products from cloned animals. Furthermore, companies would not be required to provide labels informing the consumer that the meat comes from a cloned animal.
Insome meat and dairy producers did propose a system to track all cloned animals as they move through the food chain, suggesting that a national database system integrated into the National Animal Identification System could eventually allow food labeling.To the extent that the research necessary to develop human cloning will likely cause the deaths of human beings, the cost is unacceptably high.
In the case of the sheep cloning process, it would seem likely that many human embryos would be lost as the technique is improved. In four essays on the biosocial consequences of genetic research, Kass, a noted scientist and teacher, and Wilson, a political scientist and author (Moral Judgment, LJ 4/1/97) offer explicitly conservative viewpoints that criticize human cloning, but for different ethical reasons.
To the extent that the research necessary to develop human cloning will likely cause the deaths of human beings, the cost is unacceptably high.
In the case of the sheep cloning process, it would seem likely that many human embryos would . Both varieties of human cloning have important legal aspects from ownership of genetic material, stem cell research, the dignity and respect for human life, reproductive rights of individuals, among other things, to the rights of potentially cloned individuals.
The Medical and Ethical Perspectives of Human Cloning In our modern day world, the technology of genetic engineering and human cloning for the use of asexual reproduction has reached a point to where we must ask ourselves if it is a good practice for medical purposes, or if it presents issues of ethical and moral concern.
All three panelists commended the decision of the state advisory committee to deal separately with the issues of human cloning and stem cell research. Religious Perspectives.
The world is uncompleted and requires human participation to become whole. include a public-private partnership to deal with ethical issues. Applying .