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The Controversy of Cloning In their book On Moral Grounds The ArtScience of Ethics Daniel C Maguire and A Nicholas Fargnoli consider the many issues that modern science presents - many of which wouldhave been science fiction only 10 years ago One of the most debatable new issues is cloning It is now possible to produce an exact replica of a human being But is the cloning of human beings ethical This paper will provide a number of arguments on both sides of the issue Harold Shapiro chairman of the Federal Bioethics Advisory Commission sees no problem with it Himself a twin he feels there are much scarier technological issues to deal with today than producing twins in a laboratory According to an article by Barry Came with Sharon DoyleDreidger Shapiro believes that this entire affair is going to end up producing a lot more benefits than costs Came Dreidger 59 Pharmaceutical companies agree but they may be in the minority The idea of cloning scares many people and a numerous number of doctors are uneasy about the idea as well Dr Gerald Klassen a bioethicist and a professor of medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifaxpoints out that We have the idea that doctors are particularly ethical and that they will always make the right choices But then you look at the extraordinarily high participation rate of the medical profession in the eugenics experiments of Nazi Germany Came Driedger 59 Could cloning turn out like that Already scientists are talking about the possibility of using cloning to produce spare body parts replacement hearts and livers lungs and kidneys If this is allowed it is not impossible to predict the outcome in some countries Possibly a production of an entire class of sub-people to produce spare body organs There is no question that this would be a human rights violation Came and Dreidger also quote Margaret Somerville of McGills Center for MedicineEthics and the
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