Illegal Beings: Human Clones and the Law

Illegal Beings: Human Clones and the Law

by Kerry Lynn Macintosh

Discusses the pros and cons of laws against human reproductive cloning.See more details below


Discusses the pros and cons of laws against human reproductive cloning.

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Cambridge University Press
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New Edition
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5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Five Common Objections to Human Reproductive Cloning Reflect, Reinforce, and Inspire Stereotypes about Human Clones: 1. Does human reproductive cloning offend God and nature?; 2. Should children be begotten and not made?; 3. Do human clones lack individuality?; 4. Could human clones destroy humanity?; 5. Does human reproductive cloning harm participants and produce children with birth defects?; Part II. Anti-Cloning Laws Are Bad Public Policy: 6. What anti-cloning laws say and do; 7. The five objections have inspired anti-cloning laws; 8. Anti-cloning laws reflect a policy of existential segregation; 9. The costs of anti-cloning laws outweigh their benefits; Part III. Anti-Cloning Laws Violate the Equal Protection Guarantee and Are Unconstitutional: 10. Anti-cloning laws classify human clones and are subject to strict scrutiny; 11. Anti-cloning laws inflict judicially cognizable injuries that confer standing; 12. Anti-cloning laws violate the equal protection guarantee; Conclusion.

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