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Laws and regulation Throughout the United States and much of the world the legal issues surrounding cloning have been hard pressed since the birth of Dolly in 1997 Dolly was created using a method called somatic cell nuclear transfer and not long after Dollys birth it was suggested that the same method be used to clone human beings That is when the governments all around the world started paying much more attention to the concerns of cloning Shortly after the birth of Dolly then President Clinton purposed a moratorium on any amount of federal funds for the research of human cloning because of the uncertainties that related to cloning Clinton said that he would take appropriate actions after the National Bioethics Advisory Commission NBAC concluded their thorough investigation of the societal effects that human cloning may have Clinton believed that any discovery the touches upon the human creation is not simply a matter of scientific inquiry but also a matter of morality and spirituality In august of 1997 Clinton purposed a bill that would ban any cloned cells being placed in the womb of a female for five years giving the NBAC adequate time to research and make a recommendation to congress on the medical ethical and legal aspects of human cloning The NBAC research concluded the following Concerns There are many psychological harms associated with the possibility of a diminished sense of individuality and personal autonomy Human cloning could degrade the quality of parenting and family life Because life could be replicated so easily human cloning could create the potential for the people to be viewed as objects instead of as ends to themselves Supporters of cloning are concerned that a ban would impinge on the personal choice freedom of scientific inquiry and the potential for new biomedical breakthroughs Conclusions and Recommendations At this time it is morally unacceptable for anyone in the public or private sector whether in
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