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existence, when a man and woman have sex they aught to do so in a way that creates another human beingThe Importance of Procreation“The two become one through sharing generous (not needy) love for this third being…flesh of their flesh, the child is the parents own commingled being externalized, and given a separate and persisting existence…whether or not we know it, the severing of procreating from sex, love, and intimacy is inherently dehumanizing, no matter how good the product”Any deviation from this heterosexual form of union is demeaning to both the lovers and any child that results, because cloning is so far from this correct form of procreation, it degrades the people who do it and harms the child that is createdKass’s Three Concrete Problems with Cloning1.Cloning threatens confusion of the child’s identity and individualitya.Child has to face the fact that the child does not have a true meaning in life. Cloning children is simply a replication and does not celebrate the birth of a child. Children would learn that they are manufactured and simply just a copy of someone elseb.Confusion of replica, confusion assibling Kinship ConfusionIn the case of self‐cloning, the “offspring” is one’s twin; and so the dreaded result of incest to be parent to one’s sibling is here brought about deliberately, albeit without any act of coitus
2.Cloning represents a giant step towards transforming procreationinto an act of manufacturinga.It would change the family dynamics. If you were cloned from your mom, her parents would be your parents, her siblings would be your
b.When we procreate naturally we have no idea what we’re going to get or create, the results are diverse and unpredictable.The Child as a ProductWith cloning…the entire genetic blueprint of the cloned individual is selected and determined by human artisans. To be sure, subsequent development will take place according to natural processes; and the resulting children will still be recognizably human. But here would betaking a major step into making himself simply another one of the man‐made thingsWe would end up dehumanizing our own offspring in our own eyesPart of what makes our own offspring new to us is that the outcome of our offspring is somewhat out of our control when we produce a child, we have control over who and what that child will be like and thus cloning would encourage us to be less likely to think of other humans as our equal beingsAn act of cloning gives us physiological permission to create whatever kind of child we want, if we give ourselves this permission we would arrive at a set of social practices that would dehumanize our offspring even moreoE.g. Creation of a market of human reproductive material and therefore a market of human offspring you could pay to pick the child you wantedThe Commodification of ProcreationThrough the rental of surrogate‐womb services, and through the buying and selling of tissue and embryo priced according to the

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