International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Moral Arguments in Favour of Human Cloning
Dr. Josephus J. Brimah

With the cloning of the sheep Dolly, arguments were made by so many scholars that the same technique of somatic nuclear cell transplant could be used to clone human persons. This was vehemently opposed to on various moral grounds. This paper attempts at addressing and argue that the strength of arguments in favour of human cloning comes in degrees; some arguments are stronger than others. Moreover, it will be argued that there are cases in which human cloning can be morally justified. They are strongest when appealed to as a reproductive right to meet the reproductive and family formation goals of certain groups of individuals and also in the research, prevention and cure of diseases, which make the lives of some of the sick absolutely miserable. In sum, human cloning can be morally justified when used responsibly.

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