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The Controversy behind Human Cloning On Sunday November 25 2001 a Massachusetts Cell Technology Firm based in Worcester announced that an elite group of their scientists had begun to make cloned human embryos This bold statement reverberated through international scientific religious and legislative circles on Sunday culminating in words of disapproval from the Pope President Bush and the US Senate The use of embryos to clone is wrong Bush told reporters We should not as a society grow life to destroy it Its morally wrong in my opinion This statement from President Bush sums up the response from many people around the world On Capitol Hill Senator Sam Brownback said that he would scrap a recent agreement he had made with the Senate leadership to post-pone discussion of human cloning legislation until early next year Instead he said that he would push hard to pass a sweeping ban in the waning weeks of this coming session If such legislation were passed the use of human embryos for cloning would be highly illegal The issue of whether or not to use human embryos for cloning raises many ethical questions One of the most dominant of these ethical issues is the religious aspect Many people feel that it is against Gods will to produce human life for the sole purpose of using it for scientific purposes Despite the fact that these human cell and tissue clones could be used as replacement organs for patients suffering from various degenerative diseases many people feel that the negative points out-weigh the positive ones The Vatican stated that If what they call in their article an early embryo isnt human life then what is This is also the response from many other religious organizations who feel that cloning human embryos is wrong Another major ethical concern with regards to human cloning is the issue of life and death Some people believe that to grow a human embryo and then
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