The USA recently cut funding for human cloning research, because of pressure from public opinion. Various examples of laws against genetic modification, are a fact in many western societies already. And laws against cloning are currently being discussed.
Yet cloning research is funded by societies where human rights are NOT being violated on a large scale, but in societies where those human rights are of relatively high standards, possibly as a result of that same power of public opinion.
Once again in our history, humanity is being condemned for bringing its 'species inherent evil ?' to a natural process, that under the coordination of natures survivalism, and a fair amount of CHANCE, is considered 'inherently good ?'.
Amazingly reactionary thinking for people who call themselves 'progressive'.
Yet how would ones rights to her/his individuality best be served ? By allowing the individual to decide wether or not she or he would like to be cloned ? Or by passing on the responsibility for that decision to a state ?
The right to decide wether or not you would be cloned, is linked to that of the ownership of the individual over his or her own genetic code. Western societies are rushing towards a situation where those rights are massively being given up by the 'moral majorities' in those societies, to the state.
Note that the right NOT to be cloned, is also among those rights.
When a theorethical human right for individuality, becomes a human DUTY for individuality, you can ask yourself this question: 'What sort of a state would possibly seek benefit from the absolute need to identify individuals by their genetic codes ?'
Also, NOWHERE in recent discussions have i come across the subject of the rights of the CLONE, to his or her individuality. A problem which could be solved in the future, should genetic modification technology be ALLOWED to develop further, that is...
People who push for laws against genetic modification technology, do not realize they are interfering with those rights.
Now you know, you no longer have an excuse...
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