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Is it ethical to clone yourself for an organ match "just in case" you need a fut

  1. K9keystrokes profile image93
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    Is it ethical to clone yourself for an organ match "just in case" you need a future transplant?

  2. Faceless39 profile image94
    Faceless39posted 6 years ago

    If you're cloning yourself, I guess I don't see how that wouldn't be ethical if you agreed with it.  I think though that storing my own stem cells cryogenically is way more likely than cloning.

  3. mbyL profile image83
    mbyLposted 6 years ago

    i almost misread your answer. well, look, cloning organs like the heart or the liver is no problem. thats exactly what scientists are trying to do resp. to improve. but cloning completely yourself.. well you see the clone is also a "being" and it would be actually murderer if you need suddenly a heart from it/him/her. even if you do agree to clone yourself, this doesnt mean you can use the clones organs. by the way, you would be infringing human rights if you would use the organs.
    i hope i could help you with my answer and i think faceless39 is wrong with what faceless said in the first sentence.

  4. Barnsey profile image81
    Barnseyposted 5 years ago

    Hmmm..,,I recall a movie about just this subject. One clone would stay up in the satellite while the others were frozen until a part was needed for his original on earth. Then he would wake up another clone and prepare for the ship that would arrive to take him to earth where the doctors would harvest the needed organs.
    Is it ethical? Hell no! They may be cloned on the outside but that does not make them the same on the inside. It would indeed be murder, but good news! Lab geeks are even now perfecting the cloning of organs themselves without the need for a body to keep it alive. Thankfully this scenario will not likely happen. Hurray science!