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Paige Seitz
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15 May 2016

You Can Live Two Lives but Not Be the Same Person
July 5th, 1996, something new and something thought impossible became
possible. A sheep named Dolly was born. What made Dolly different than the other
sheep born that day was that she was the first successful case of animal cloning.
The day Dolly was brought into this world, Human cloning was thought to become
possible as well. It is to be believed that a use for cloning would be to live a second
life after death. The problem with this thought is that when a person is cloned they
wont necessarily have the same personality, therefor they will not be an exact
clone of that individual. Although cloning is to be thought as a science, it is immoral
and unethical.
Lawyers around the globe are trying to ban this new phenomenon. As Jeremy
Pelzer stated; in Lawmakers Try Again to Ban Human Cloning, Human -Animal
Hybrids, lawyers in different states have introduced a legislation that would ban
human cloning statewide; also effective on animal-human hybrids. Pelzer stated
that the House Bill 308, introduced last month, would prohibit anyone from
attempting to clone a human in Ohio. It would also ban any work in the state toward
creating a life form or embryo that contains the genetic material of both a human
and an animal. People are trying to push this bill to expand to all the other states
so human cloning will come to a cease. Also, Melissa Healy; in Stem Cells Are Made
by Cloning Method, argues that cloning people will lead to an unbalance of nature.
The cycle of life has to include people dying and if cloning becomes a more popular
thing than a unnatural shift will occur.

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According to the Human Cloning Timeline, the start of human cloning began
in 1902 when Scientist Hans Spemann split a hair stand in half. Each of the cells
grew and survived through adulthood. The result in his experiment showed that
embryonic cells retain the genetic information they require to make a new
organism. The only successful case of cloning was Dolly, although that does not
stop the countless experiments and hours of research. Sir John B. Gurdon, in
Engineering the Better Baby; Benefits and Dangers, stated, I take the view that
anything you can do to relieve suffering or improve human health will usually be
widely accepted by the public that is to say if cloning actually turned out to be
solving some problems and was useful to people, I think it would be accepted. The
majority of scientist also take this side to the matter.
While many are trying to put a stop to it, Human Cloning is on its way to
surfacing in our world. Mike Pence made the argument, While the amendment
failed, human cloning continues to advance and the breakthrough in this unethical
and morally questionable science is around the corner. Human cloning is real and it
is coming fast to society. The faults in this new idea can lead to devastating things.
Cloning must come to a stop soon because it will lead to the end of the individual
and diverse society.

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Works Cited

Arnold, Eileen. "Cloning Embryos: Scientific Milestone or Moral Offense?." University

Caplan, Arthur. "Engineering the Better Baby: Benefits and Dangers." Himalayan Times. 14
Dec. 2015: n/a. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 09 Mar. 2016.
Healy, Melissa. "Stem Cells Are Made by Cloning Method." Los Angeles Times. 16 May 2013:
p. A.1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 09 Mar. 2016.
"Human Cloning Timeline." Leading Issues Timelines. 2015: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher.
Web. 09 Mar. 2016.
Pelzer, Jeremy. "Lawmakers Try Again to Ban Human Cloning, Human-Animal Hybrids."
Cincinnati Enquirer. 08 Dec. 2013: p. 6. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 09 Mar. 2016.
Wire. 29 Apr. 2015: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 09 Mar. 2016.