UN Ban on Cloning

Errm, excuse me?

A global ban on cloning humans must be introduced "urgently" to prevent rogue scientists creating cloned babies, a United Nations report warns.

The report, published by law experts at the UN University\’s Institute of Advanced Studies, which advises the organisation, warns that it is just a matter of time before a human is cloned.

The authors say that although 50 countries have legislation that outlaws human reproductive cloning, another 140 members of the UN have no such laws, providing loopholes for unscrupulous scientists.

So damn what? I don\’t particularly support human cloning but then again, neither don\’t I.

None of which is to the point. What damn business is it of the UN, or of anyone else, whether someone does clone a human or not?

 

3 comments on “UN Ban on Cloning

  1. You can tell this is a shitty debate because of the ridiculous inconsistencies. We don’t abort identical twins (who are clones of each other) so how come artificial clones are an abomination?

    Clones seem to suffer from genetic disorders and shortened lives, and it is true that this might be unfair on a cloned human. Yet we don’t in any way try and stop parents with known genetic diseases from creating offspring who will suffer.

    As for whether the UN should be involved in this debate. Well, it was the UN that in the 1960s that got countries to sign up to outlaw drugs, and look where that has led us.

  2. “Yet we don’t in any way try and stop parents with known genetic diseases from creating offspring who will suffer.”

    Or even those who actively try to conceive a child with a disability. I seem to remember something a few years ago about a deaf couple trying to ensure that their child was also deaf.

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