The percentage of Americans who say they find human cloning
morally acceptable has increased, but the overwhelming majority still find it morally unacceptable.
These are among the reasons why the Witherspoon Council calls for a complete ban on human cloning
. MCCL helped to pass such a ban in Minnesota in 2011, but it was vetoed by Gov.
At least 15 states have laws addressing human cloning
with about half of them banning both reproductive and therapeutic cloning.
Freedom and Morality: Ethical Study on Human Cloning
. Nanjing: Nanjing Normal University Press, 2004.]
In the United States, there is no law regulating human cloning
. Most Americans oppose human cloning
for reproductive purposes, citing moral reasons.
Others call for human cloning
to proceed with caution and for greater human control of the project.
The roots of Kass's philosophy can be found in his article "The Wisdom of Repugnance," from his 1998 book, The Ethics of Human Cloning
, which argues that our "yuck" response to certain ideas should be the basis of our ethical considerations.
The licence is the first human cloning
research to be approved in Europe.
General Assembly to appoint a committee to prepare a draft text of a convention against all human cloning
Britain's leading academic institution is backing an international campaign to stop the US securing an international ban on all forms of human cloning
Professor Richard Gardner, chairman of the Royal Society's working group on stem cell research and cloning, said, 'It is clear that if the convention bans all forms of human cloning
, the UK, and other countries which currently permit carefully regulated therapeutic cloning, will not sign up to it.'
I AM writing in response to Debbie Glascott's reply to my letter concerning human cloning
(ECHO, August 19).