Skip to comments.Why does President Obama object to human cloning?
Posted on 03/21/2009 10:51:12 PM PDT by Scanian
"President Barack Obama says human cloning is dangerous, profoundly wrong' and has no place in society."
So claimed the President as he lifted the restriction on embryonic stem cell research. To be clear, the restriction imposed by former President Bush didn't ban embryonic stem cell research -- it banned the use of Federal dollars in such research.
President Obama's statement that human cloning is "dangerous and wrong" is a non sequitur in its context, because there is no material difference between abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and cloning. They differ in appearance, they sometimes differ in ends, but they differ not one whit in essence. Each is an instance of deliberately destroying an innocent human being at a certain stage of development. If the first two are OK, then the third is OK as well. Let's see why.
From conception, the new embryo is a separate, living, biological human being. This should be so obvious as to be axiomatic, but given the nature of our times we must explore it a bit. The embryo is living because it is neither dead nor inanimate, and living is the only remaining choice.
The embryo is separate because it is not a part of the mother or anything else. True, it lives within, and depends upon, its mother, but it is not a part of the mother like the mother's liver is a part of the mother.
Finally, the embryo is human because its essence -- its genetic makeup, its physiologic milieu, the circumstance of its conception -- is human.
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I don’t think obama has a problem with cloning because it involves destruction of life. Cloning may not necessarily require that.
He’s against cloning because of this paranoid fear that aryan nationalists would use it to create some super-race.
The kind of cloning that Obama thinks we should not do is not the destruction of a human being, but letting a cloned human being live to birth and beyond.
Axiomatic, but not obvious, to some.
We are all in a stage of the advancement of human life from the moment of conception until the end.
He doesn't. It's Obama's way of pretending to be a nice guy, while moving his death agenda forward, one step at a time.
bump & a stem cell ping