PLA4020 FinalPaper Pro&Con

PLA4020 FinalPaper Pro&Con - ISSUE #4 "Do People Have A...

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ISSUE #4  “Do People Have A Legal Right To Clone Themselves?” Proposition.   “Pro” Side:   Justice Monroe (Professor Cass Sunstein)            YES, the right to cloning is analogous to established rights of reproductive privacy and autonomy and is therefore constitutionally protected.    “Con” Side:   Justice Winston (Professor Sunstein)            NO, the constitutional protection of “reproductive choice” does not extend to the decision to replicate oneself.  Main Arguments Supporting Each Proposition. The “Pro” Side The “Con” Side The right to clone is part and parcel of a time-honored  individual right to control the circumstances and event of  reproduction.  The right to clone does not qualify as a fundamental right  under the Constitution. The right to clone qualifies, under the Due Process Clause  of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, as a ‘fundamental  interest,’ which may be invaded only if the government can  satisfy ‘strict scrutiny,’ by showing the most compelling of 
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PLA 4020 taught by Professor Iforget during the Fall '07 term at University of Central Florida.

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