Human Cloning Essay

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Human cloning

Many couples across the world have had problems with conceiving a child, this may have be due to the fact that they are infertile. Cloning gives them hope in enabling them to have their own child because with the help of the surrogate mother, she can have a child of her own using her own DNA or her husbands. This is a very difficult choice for people because they never know the outcome because child may have complications with could have an effect on their health. For example in 1997 ‘Dolly the sheep’ was created using the cloning process, she was born on July the 5th but lived for 6years. Many scientist saw this as a breakthrough in cloning , they believed this type of process would help many people in the future. Human cloning may one day reverse heart attacks. Some scientists believe that by injecting cloned healthy heart cells into damaged heart tissue will lead to healing of the heart (Human Cloning Foundation). By combining the technology for cloning and the technology for growing human stem cells, conditions like Alzheimer=s disease, Parkinson=s disease, and degenerative joint disease may be curable. However ‘Dolly the sheep’ got severely sick with a lung infection that affects many sheep. Scientists decided to put her down, euthanize her, to end her suffering. They learned a lot from Dolly while she was alive and when she had passed away, but she might have left many more questions than answers.
It is hard to tell someone that they cannot use cloning to have children when no other possible ways to produce offspring are available. This is one reason why it is difficult to decide if cloning is ethical or not. Cloning can be used to help benefit those that are sterile and cannot have children through the normal, natural way. It is the desire of most couples to have children and when it is impossible to bare children of their own, some are willing to do anything to have a child. Cloning will allow them to have a child or many children that have the genetic pattern of one of the parents. In addition to this through cloning, research can progress. They could possibly learn more about cell