‘Natural moral law can give no clear guidance about the issue of cloning.’Assess this view.


Cloning is the process of making biological duplicates of an organism.  The aim of therapeutic cloning is to cure a range of diseases and conditions such as stroke, heart failure and multiple sclerosis.  Natural moral law cannot give clear guidance on such procedures, since its guiding principles are religious, and religion can be seen as irrelevant to medical advances.  That would be a common rejection of natural moral law’s approach; nevertheless it is not compelling, because natural moral law is based on reason, and through reason we can make the right decision on cloning.
However, Aquinas’ natural moral law requires us to reject cloning on the grounds that it abandons the…


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