A woman taking part in a controversial human cloning programme is eight weeks pregnant, claims Severino Antinori, one of the two controversial fertility specialists leading the effort. "One woman among thousands of infertile couples in the programme is eight weeks pregnant," Antinori is reported as saying at a meeting in the United Arab Emirates. If true, this would represent the first human cloning pregnancy.
... well, if true, the genie is certainly out of that bottle now.
I will admit to being baffled by Donald Bruce's position, however: Bruce says human reproductive cloning is ethically unacceptable in any circumstances as people have a right not to have another's DNA forced upon them. Um ... exactly whose DNA is being forced on anyone? Cloning yourself would seem to require a high level of voluntary action, wouldn't it?Posted by iain at April 06, 2002 01:08 AM
I think he means the clone... So the clone has rights _before_ conception. I don't even want to think of the implications.Posted by Scott Janssens at April 8, 2002 02:58 PM