Informative Speech Title: Arguments for Human Cloning Specific Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to inform my audience about the arguments given by supporters of human cloning. Thesis: “Those who support human cloning make several claims of fact, value and policy to argue their case for human cloning. ” I. Introduction II. The majority of the population fears cloning only because they are uneducated and believe the misconceptions spread by the popular media. a. Cloning is easier than most people think.
The nucleus is removed from an egg cell. ii. The DNA is separated from any cell in the donor. iii. The separated DNA is then placed into the empty egg. iv. The egg is implanted into a woman’s uterus and carried like any other person. b. A clone would not be a mindless zombie or a laboratory creation; any clone would be carried for nine months and delivered by a human mother like any other person. c. Clones would be decades younger than their “parent,” so they could be considered time-delayed identical twins.
If we look at the best experience we have, identical twins, we find that twins share only 50% of personality characteristics and 70% of their intelligence, so we could safely assume clones would be nowhere near Zerox copies of the original. e. Human clones would have different fingerprints. f. Much of “who we are” is determined by environment and experiences, not genetics. i. A clone would not have the same friends. ii. Their parents/upbringing would be different. iii. They would live in a different time, and possible, place. v. Clones would not have the same experiences as the original. III. Cloning can have a large, positive impact on parents who have fertility difficulties. a. Parents with a high probability of passing on a crippling or fatal genetic disease to their children, but who do not suffer from the disease themselves, can be secure in the thought that their child will be healthy. b. A husband who cannot produce sperm and a wife who cannot carry a child can have a child who is genetically related to them. c.
Current infertility treatments are less than 10% successful, human cloning has the potential of going well beyond that success rate. IV. Cloning can produce cells to replace failing cells in a way that the body will not reject them. a. The first benefit expected from cloning is the successful reproduction of bone marrow cells to replace those in leukemia patients. b. Medical professionals believe that healthy heart cells could be reproduced and injected into damaged hearts of heart attack victims. c.
Spinal cord injuries could be healed because of the introduction of new cells, and people such as Christopher Reeves could walk again. d. Conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, heart failure, cystic fibrosis, and degenerative bone failure may become curable. V. Even proponents agree that certain restrictions must be placed on cloning technology, but not so much as to stifle research and positive medical advances; they offer many possible solutions to the problems posed by this technology. a.
There should be laws to ban the implantation of an embryo developed by technology into a human uterus for the purpose of creating a child. b. Or…Human clones should be declared to have the same legal rights and responsibilities as any other. c. A living person should not be cloned without their consent. A person should be allowed to specify in their will whether they wish to allow themselves to be cloned after death. d. The cloning of convicted murders and other violent criminals should be strictly prohibited. VI. Conclusion
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