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Cloning Reality: Brave new world here we come

Wesley J. Smith

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Wesley J. Smith warns that if cloning becomes socially accepted, we will enter a world of eugenics and other forms of brutal social planning.

BraveNew World has arrived at last, as we always knew it would. On January 22, 2001, Britain's House of Lords voted overwhelmingly to permit the cloning and maintenance of human embryos up to 14 days old for the purposes of medical experimentation, thereby taking the first terrible step toward the legalization of full-blown human cloning. Meanwhile, an international group of human-reproduction experts announced their plans -- current legal prohibitions be damned -- to bring cloned humans to birth in order to provide biological children to infertile couples. They expect to deliver their first clone within 18 months. The ripple effect on human history of these and the events that will inevitably follow may well make a tsunami seem like a mere splash in a playground puddle.

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