One year after successfully cloning a sheep known as Dolly, the world’s population began to discuss the idea of cloning humans. The idea of cloning humans is very controversial because some people believe human cloning is ethical while others believe it is unethical. I believe human cloning is unethical. The first thing to understand is what makes something unethical. An action is unethical if it threatens the general well-being or peace of the human race. Human cloning is unethical because it violates many moral principles. It is not moral to kill any human being, to subject them to cruel punishment or to affect the overall well being of the human race.
The current success rate of cloning ranges from 0.1 percent to 3 percent.
That means for every 1000 cloning attempts, only 3 will be successful. This is a very low number and when dealing with life these are not good odds. I don’t think human cloning is ethical because it is highly dangerous. It is wrong for humans to clone other humans when we know that a large portion of our clones will end up dead or with a severe birth defect. When scientists first started cloning animals they saw that the majority of clones had a dysregulation of their genes, which ultimately caused a birth defect. Some common defects include Large Offspring Syndrome, Hydrops fetalis (a condition in which abnormal amounts of fluid builds up in two or more body areas of a fetus or newborn) and obesity. It is unethical to clone a human knowing that there is a very high chance that the clone will have a genetic disorder. The first step in making cloning ethical is to make sure that every time we clone a human we do it right, which means no gene mutations or physical abnormalities. In order to have a one hundred percent success rate we would need to experiment with humans, which is not ethical. I believe cloning will always be faulty so I don’t think cloning will ever be ethical. Everyone knows that it is unethical to kill...