reply to post by mblahnikluver
I have wondered what people who are born as twins feel about cloning.
I guess I thought a person with a twin would not see cloning the same as those who protest it. This may have entered my mind based on the fact that a
pregnancy with multiples is the natural cloning process,
Instead of being a synthetically created clone, twins are essentially organic clones. However, I will admit that I am not a part of a twin set and
have very limited knowledge on the subject. I know that identical twins are created by the splitting of a single egg, multiples aren't extremely
rare, and they are created 100% by nature.
If a woman had her fertilized egg split by a Dr., in order to birth a set of multiples, would you be OK with that, or not?
I do not mean to seem as if I am baiting your reply. I am genuinely curious how someone who belongs to a set of multiples sees this - naturally
produced multiples pregnancy v. laboratory produced multiples pregnancy.
Are laboratory created multiples OK in the same way a natural occurring multiples pregnancy OK?
I have also wondered how the majority of people feel about having an unconscious clone of themselves grown. I read about this a while back, how future
medicine may allow anyone to have a clone of themselves created, which would provide blood transfusions and organ donations to the clone's owner.
I am not sure how I feel about this. If they have absolutely no consciousness or meaningful brain activity (outside of involuntary motor skills), I
suppose it would be a good idea to have some spare parts laying around, in the event of a serious medical emergency. It would really take some
pressure of the organ donor waiting list.
I know it would be easy to say unconscious cloning is vulgar and should never be allowed. I do wonder how much that sentiment may change if the
protestor found themselves on death row (organ donor waiting list), with little hope of securing an organ donor before it's too late. I imagine their
opinion would quickly and dramatically change....
I know if I was a protestor, but suddenly found myself in need of a transplant to extend my life, my opinion would change in a split second.