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human cloning and the abuse of scienceby william l. saunders, jr. and dr. david prenticesuggested donation: $1.50© 2007 family research councilall rights reserved.printed in the united states
ad the Abuse o Sciece
Human cloning is a subject o international controversy-it is being debated on every continent and at the United Nations. In the United States, the question is being addressed at both the national and state levels. No matter the venue, however, clear and careul thinking is necessary. To make an inormed decision about human cloning, we must understand what it is and what it entails. How we answer the question o human cloning has signifcance or the uture o biotechnology, medicine, ethics, and humandignity. In this pamphlet, the Family Research Council’s Dr. David Prentice and William L. Saunders, JD, provide the clear and careul analysis that the subject merits. First, Dr. Prentice, FRC’s senior ellow or lie sciences, explains the precise science o the cloning process and evaluates the scientifc claims or its potential medical use versus alternatives. Dr.Prentice demonstrates that there is no doubt that human cloning creates a new, living member o the human species. Next, Mr. Saunders, FRC’s senior ellow or human lie and bioethics, examines the ethical standards that apply to scientifc researchinvolving members o our species. He demonstrates that universally acknowledged ethical standards clearly prohibit the cloning o human beings.The Family Research Council hopes that the reader will use this publication to learn the basic acts about human cloning and its ethical implications. We are confdent that when the acts are careully considered,it will be evident that any human cloning is an abuse o science.
william l. saunders, jr.
is Seior Fellow & Director o Family Research Coucil’s Ceter or Huma Lie & Bioethics.A graduate o the Harvard Law School, he was eatured i itsiaugural Guide to Coservative Public Iterest Law i 2004.
dr. david prentice
is Seior Fellow or Lie Scieces atFamily Research Coucil. He was ormerly Proessor o LieScieces at Idiaa State Uiversity, ad Adjuct Proessor o Medical ad Molecular Geetics or Idiaa Uiversity Schoolo Medicie.