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presents another moral issue in the realm of cloning. Clinics and corporations are involved in fierce competition for patients. This can cause them to push risky projects that have few or no real benefits into public practice merely because people are calling for and will pay for them (Shannon, 116). The final ethical question raised by cloning is this: who is to be held responsible for taking care of this new life? The person whose genetic material is being used could easily be separate from the clone and claim no responsibility, as does a sperm donor. The person involved in giving birth to the child could also claim no responsibility since she is merely a surrogate. Human cloning is dangerous to society. The moral implications alone are reason enough to ban cloning. However,

the psychological ramifications toward clones and their progenitors only add to the urgency to permanently ban cloning. Bibliography References Harris, John (1997) Goodbye Dolly? Journal of Medical Ethics, v23n6, 353-360 Eisenberg, Leon (1999) Would cloned humans really be like sheep? New England Journal of Medicine, v340n6, 471-475 Annas, George (1998) Why we should ban cloning. New England Journal of Medicine, v339n2, 122-125 Shannon, Thomas (1999) Ethical issues in genetics. Theological Studies, v60n1, 111-123 Callahan, Daniel (1997) Cloning: the work not done. Hastings Center Report, v27n5, 18-20