How to Ensure Success for Reproductive Cloning

Date: 05/17/2002

The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued a report, “Human Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (Cloning)” (sic), in November 2000 that affirms the fact that human “research” cloning is the most effective way to achieve perfection with human “reproductive” cloning:

“Although concerns about fetal and neonatal safety alone would make reproductive SCNT unethical for humans at present, improvements in animal cloning indicate that safety concerns may be only a temporary barrier to reproductive SCNT in humans…If undertaken, the development of SCNT for therapeutic purposes, in which embryos are not transferred for pregnancy, is likely to produce knowledge that could be used to achieve reproductive SCNT.” (Ethics Committee Report, Fertility and Sterility, November 2000)