Is it OK to use living embryos for therapeutic cloning?
Background information on Therapeutic Cloning
- Therapeutic cloning can save someones life
- It can be used to cure the non-curable diseases. Diseases that are in your organs.
- The organ would less likely be rejected In the persons body because the tissue they were replacing is genetically identical to the new organ
- Using therapeutic cloning does not harm any person unless something goes wrong with the transplant
- You do not get any used organs so there is less of a chance of failure
- A human embryo is a living thing so when you turn it into the organ, you are killing it.
- By killing the embryo, you are violating the "Nuremburg Code-that there should be no experimentation on a human subject when death or disabling injury will result."
- People think that a person should die when their time comes, not to kill someone to get extra lives
People Related to Therapeutic Cloning
This is a picture of actor Christopher Reeve. He has been paralyzed from the neck down since 1995. Christopher went to the Senate Health Committee on March 5, 2002. He went to discuss the topic of therapeutic cloning. He believes this type of cloning should be done for research purposes.
This is a picture of Elizabeth Blackburn posing with her microscope. She lived in San Francisco. She was mostly known for being outspoken about stem cell and therapeutic cloning research. Elizabeth was then fired by the Bush Administration from the Presidents Council on Bioethics because they did not approve of therapeutic cloning.
Orrin Hatch and Arlen Specter
This is a photograph of Orrin Hatch (left) and Arlen Specter (right). They are announcing the legislation for allowing some stem cell research but absolutely no human cloning. This news conference took place at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C, on the 21 of April, 2005.
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