Human Cloning: Arguments for


There is a case to be made for the claim that human reproductive cloning is morally acceptable.

Keywords: cloning; nonidentity problem; reproductive liberty; ethics; harm

Further Reading

Kane R (1998) The Significance of Free Will, chap. 6. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

McCarthy D (1999) Persons and their copies. Journal of Medical Ethics 25: 98–104.

McCarthy D (2001) Why sex selection should be legal. Journal of Medical Ethics 27: 302–307.

McMahan J (2001) Wrongful life: paradoxes in the morality of causing people of exist. In: Harris J (ed.) Oxford Readings in Bioethics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Parfit D (1984) Reasons and Persons, chap. 16. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

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McCarthy, David(Jul 2006) Human Cloning: Arguments for. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005224]