Human Cloning

The creation of human embryos through what is known as “therapeutic cloning” requires that a cloned embryo is created and then destroyed for the pluripotent stem cells inside. Ethically, this is problematic because human embryos are treated like garbage.  Former Indiana State University biology professor Dr. David Prentice explains it like this: “The creation of any human embryo by cloning technology, and the wanton destruction of a human embryo for experiments, is morally reprehensible.  Add to this the solicitation of women with cash incentives to undergo egg harvesting, risking their health, and this is a technique replete with ethical problems.” Below are a few other problems with hESC: