This paper delves into my opinions on the ethics of human cloning. This subject is an incredibly sensitive ethical issue that is still being debated today. Cloning to generate offspring is largely seen as immoral, and numerous countries have passed laws forbidding it. However, human cloning for scientific research has divided social opinion on its feasibility and appropriateness.
In the issue of human cloning, I oppose all practices of human cloning. I believe that human replication is immoral, and I have facts to back up my claim. Generally, after the stem cells have been harvested, the embryos are destroyed. Scientists and biological researchers in this field have asserted that the benefits of this study exceed the downside, claiming that it can treat various genetic disorders and save many lives. However, there is no doubt that an embryo can grow into a person, and therefore destroying the embryo after stem cell harvesting is analogous to murder. It makes no difference how novel and advantageous the outcomes are. The act itself matters; thus, supporting cloning on scientific grounds is the same as supporting the massacre of dozens of human lives. Besides, even the scientists acknowledge that multiple trials are necessary before a viable and stable egg with the transfected somatic nuclei can be generated efficiently. In addition, acquiring the eggs required for therapeutic cloning and performing research is painful, difficult, and unsafe.
Furthermore, human cloning is wrong since it infringes human duplicates’ rights to self-determination. Every individual has the right to self-determination; they have the power to shape their own identity. As a result, scientists’ use of human cloning prevents the clones from growing and developing into who they desire to be. Therefore, if this right is infringed, the cloned human will experience significant mental distress. Once created, they are supposed to replicate the genetically replicated subjects’ lives, traits, behavior, and temperaments. Even in terms of ethics, treating individuals in this manner is immoral. Moreover, human replicas are being treated as property in this context to achieve a long-term goal. Therefore, I consider human cloning to be unethical.