Case Western Reserve School of Law
America's inability to craft a regulatory ethics of abortion has led to a
wild west of unregulated research with human embryos and pregnant
women by our private infertility industry. Because of an "all or nothing"
research mentality, it is becoming increasingly impossible to suggest
outlandish and reckless reproductive research possibilities without seeing
them actually pursued. And if even the wild west seems a bit inhospitable
to particular research goals, such as cloning to produce the genetic duplicate
of an existing person, media darlings like Severino Antinori and Zavos
Panos, and even members of the Raelian cult, clone press conferences
(since they haven't been able to clone babies) to announce that they will"go offshore" if cloning is outlawed in the U.S.
George J. Annas,
Arbitrage, Bioethics, and Cloning: The ABCs ofGestating a United National Cloning Convention
Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law
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