Illegal Beings: Human Clones and the Law
Many people think human reproductive cloning should be a crime. If that happens, cloning cannot be stopped. Infertile couples and others will choose to have babies through cloning, even if they have to break the law.
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This book explains that the most common objections to cloning are false or exaggerated. Kerry Lynn Macintosh, Illegal Beings: Human Clones and the Law Kerry Lynn. Published by Oxford University Press.
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Meanwhile, scientific research continues, both in America and abroad and soon reproductive cloning may become possible. If that happens, cloning cannot be stopped. Infertile couples and others will choose to have babies through cloning, even if they have to break the law. This book explains that the most common objections to cloning are false or exaggerated.
The objections reflect and inspire unjustified stereotypes about human clones and anti-cloning laws reinforce these stereotypes and stigmatize human clones as subhuman and unworthy of existence. This injures not only human clones, but also the egalitarianism upon which our society is based. Applying the same reasoning used to invalidate racial segregation, this book argues that anti-cloning laws violate the equal protection guarantee and are unconstitutional.
Does human reproductive cloning offend God and nature? Should children be begotten and not made? Do human clones lack individuality? Could human clones destroy humanity? Does human reproductive cloning harm participants and produce children with birth defects? What anti-cloning laws say and do 7.
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The five objections have inspired anti-cloning laws 8. Anti-cloning laws reflect a policy of existential segregation 9. The costs of anti-cloning laws outweigh their benefits Part III.
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Anti-cloning laws classify human clones and are subject to strict scrutiny Anti-cloning laws inflict judicially cognizable injuries that confer standing Anti-cloning laws violate the equal protection guarantee Conclusion. She received her B. This title is available for institutional purchase via Cambridge Core Cambridge Core offers access to academic eBooks from our world-renowned publishing programme.