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2-5-14_6up - Unit 1c Cloning Stem Cells Ethics August 2001...

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Unit 1c - Cloning & Stem Cells: Ethics From A Child Is Born August 2001: Assessments of Human Cloning U.S. House: Rep. Dave Weldon, M.D. (R-Florida), co-sponsor of House bill to prohibit cloning: “Human cloning is about the commodification of human life, the manufacture of babies to pre- ordained specifications, and a new battle in the fight against eugenics and a post-human era.” February 2003: Senate debate continues "This will inevitably lead to the creation of human embryo farms, where embryos will be grown to specification and then harvested for body parts," Sen. Sam Brownback (R, Kansas) “Therapeutic” Cloning - February 2004 Arthur Kaplan (Penn) "I think the big question is: If you make this kind of thing in a dish, have you created a human life?" Kaplan said. "Can you make something that people have strong moral views about in terms of destroying it, in order to benefit other people? And that's going to be the key debate." Thinking About Embryos: Inputs to Decision-Making Biology : What are the biological properties of an embryo at various stages of development? Ontology : What is the embryo at various stages of development in its essence. This is possibly informed by biology, but includes other considerations from philosophy or religion. Ethics : What is our responsibility towards the embryo at various stages of its development?
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