C. Carefully monitored, therapeutic cloning that does
not destroy embryos capable of later life can provide
valuable information leading to scientific and medical
breakthroughs that are beneficial to humanity.
IV. Arguments in Favor of Keeping Cloning Legal
A. Providing a legal framework for cloning research
has the potential to eliminate or prevent ethical
B. A legal framework for cloning will ensure that all
views are represented and that the benefits of cloning
are shared among the widest possible group.
1. A failure to oversee cloning will not
prevent research from being conducted.
2. A ban on cloning will put some groups at a
disadvantage and deny them the medical benefits
C. Properly handled, human cloning research can
provide self-compatible cells or tissues for medical
V. Mechanisms for Overseeing Cloning
A. President Bush has proposed that the federal
government should regulate research on human cloning
and that only the 60 existing stem cell lines should
B. The University of Wisconsin Medical School "owns"
a patent on the process for turning human embryonic
stem cells into blood and other cells. This patent
should not prevent other research institutions from
C. Establishing an international organization similar
to the Human Genome Project is needed to ensure that
stem cell and other human cloning techniques will
be available to a broad body of legitimate scientific
D. Governments must obtain input from the public,
religious leaders, scientists, and doctors to
establish a normative framework for the use of human
cloning and related scientific knowledge.
A. Human cloning research has demonstrated the po
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