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Shoukhrat Mitalipov, a professor of Oregon College of Health Science at Portland, U.S.A, recently drew attention from all over the world by publicizing the success of cell cloning from stem cell embryo. Besides the hope for the benefits from the technology, there are many uprising voices that express worries over confusion and dangers about the unethical issues which will be brought by the human cloning even though it would be far from now.
With science developed, traditional understanding on human being is being challenged. Conflict between new understanding on human being enclosed with human cloning technology and traditional way of understanding has become realized little by little as genetic revolution achieved. Such imagination depicted in science fiction has come close enough to be touched and experienced for real. However, in the field of science, debate over human cloning is treated to be meaningless since it has too many reasonable possibilities and promising advantages. Proven in numerous animal cloning experiments, the probability for succeeding in cloning itself is too low. Furthermore, even those successfully cloned animals show too many defects and short lifespan. Therefore, it is only being discussed over based on the results showing the unrealistic aspects of human cloning.
However, science continues to move forward and its speed of development cannot be measured within our thoughts. In fact, researchers within Korea show success in establishing copied stem cells using adult body cells. As it was once thought to be impossible to achieve, success in many experiments show that increased possibility in human cloning.
Trapped between the opinion of those who claim that the technological development should be further advanced for the sake of medical use and scientific development and the other voice of those who show dangers of unethical misuse and harm to the human dignity; do we really have to continue to challenge ourselves to the unknown field?
Cardinal Ratzinger, Joseph, ‘Instruction on Respect for Human Life in its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation Replies to Certain Questions of the Day’, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,
a. Problems including incurable diseases through modern medicine or physical disability are to be solved.
Human cloning is the last hope for those who have incurable diseases which cannot be treated through modern medicine as well as for the patients who have continuous disability physically due to sudden accident. The completely same organ in genetic sense created through human cloning technology will enable transplantation with no rejecting response at all. Also it provides one and only solution to those who are waiting for the day of death while looking for organ donors all day long.
b. Infertility issue to be solved
Recent statistics tells us that one out of seven couple experiences infertility issue and the number keeps increasing. Polluted environment as well as consumption on food injected with various hormones and antibiotics affect the number of infertile population to be increased globally while it has become one of the biggest problems that the world has to solve. Passing on one’s gene unto the next generation is the most essential instinct of human desires both genetically or socially. And human cloning can be usefully used as the way to satisfy such desire.
a. Human cloning is unethical.
Human cloning basically is not right thing to do. Numerous films and novels have discussed the problem of the body and its clone while warning us about its ethical issues continuously. Copied humans will not be guaranteed with the choices over its life. Basic human right might be respected. Nevertheless, we can expect such situations where the respect for human existence being ignored and damaged to occur.
b. It causes distinction and discrimination regarding perfect human being.
It has been less than hundred years since the ‘ethnic cleansing’ was done by Germany. Human cloning will be the cause where it speeds up for the wrong desire and prejudice regarding perfect human being. There is no need to bother discussing about the disaster which wrong dream for better genes, more perfect human beings would bring unto our world.