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Illegal Beings Human Clones and the Law

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ISBN-10: 0521853281

ISBN-13: 9780521853286

Edition: 2005

Authors: Kerry Lynn Macintosh

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Many people think human reproductive cloning should be a crime. Some states already have outlawed cloning and Congress is working to enact a national ban. Meanwhile, scientific research continues, here and abroad. Soon reproductive cloning may become possible. If that happens, cloning cannot be stopped. Infertile couples and others will choose to have babies through cloning, even if they have to break the law. This book explains that the most common objections to cloning are false or exaggerated. The objections reflect and inspire unjustified stereotypes about human clones. Anti-cloning laws reinforce these stereotypes and stigmatize human clones as subhuman and unworthy of existence. This…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Kerry Lynn Macintosh is a member of the law and technology faculty at Santa Clara University School of Law. She received her BA from Pomona College and her JD from Stanford Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. Professor Macintosh is the author of Illegal Beings: Human Clones and the Law (2005). She has published articles in the field of law and technology in the Journal of Law, Technology and Policy; the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology; the Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law; the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and others. Professor Macintosh is a member of the American Law Institute, a law reform organization.

Five common objections to human reproductive cloning reflect, reinforce, and inspire stereotypes about human clones
Does human reproductive cloning offend God and nature?
Should children be begotten and not made?
Do human clones lack individuality?
Could human clones destroy humanity?
Does human reproductive cloning harm participants and produce children with birth defects?
Anticloning laws are bad public policy
What anticloning laws say and do
The five objections have inspired anticloning laws
Anticloning laws reflect a policy of existential segregation
The costs of anticloning laws outweigh their benefits
Anticloning laws violate the equal protection guarantee and are unconstitutional
Anticloning laws classify human clones and are subject to strict scrutiny
Anticloning laws inflict judicially cognizable injuries that confer standing
Anticloning laws violate the equal protection guarantee