Why an acceptable cloning policy will be hard to achieve

J Robinson
1999 Notre Dame journal of law, ethics & public policy  
As my contribution to today's discussion on cloning policy, I would like to call attention to one feature of that discussion, a feature that will make it very difficult for our legislatures and for our courts to arrive at a cloning policy that will be acceptable to more than a handful of two participants in that discussion. The feature that I have in mind is the deep diversity that exists among the discussants, a diversity so deep that on several points it will not only be difficult for them to
more » ... fficult for them to reach agreement; it also will be difficult for them to understand each other at all. To illustrate what I mean, I ask the reader to visualize cloning policy for the moment as the product of four different sorts of inputs: scientific, political, religious, and financial. The following is one form that such a visualization might take:
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