Argument: Opposition to human cloning existed to advance therapeutic cloning

Issue Report: Ban on human reproductive cloning


“The case for cloning humans”. The Age. January 1, 2003 – “let’s not rule cloning out before we’ve looked at it. I think it likely that the real reasons for the widespread rejection are that medical scientists wanted to get approval for therapeutic cloning and did so by drawing a distinction, and condemning reproductive cloning. “We’re against cloning, too,” they said, “but stem cell work is something completely different.” Since reproductive cloning seemed to be so far off, and of such limited value, it was thought to be worth the trade-off.”