CloningReligious group Andreia Silva Diana Gonçalves Fábio Sousa Liliana Freitas 11º ano – turma A Escola Secundária da Póvoa de Lanhoso
MUSLIM POSITIO :For this work we used the opinion of a sheik namedAly Abdoune, who states that Islam encourages anyscientific breakthrough that will benefit humans, but Islamcondemns therapeutic cloning. Human beings are notcreated in pieces and can’t be subjected to experiments.Every creature is Gods work, which installs soulsinto bodies, not pieces, but as a whole.
MUSLIM POSITIO :So, according to Islam, cloning humans is murder, itis disrespectful to the next, is a violation of thebasic right to life where heredity is not respected.The sheik Abdoune concludes that creating amachine to assist in maintaining the life of acreature is something encouraged by Islam.
MUSLIM POSITIOFor Muslims, scientists destroy embryos and malformedbabies in this process.
JUDAISM POSITIJudaism holds a fairly positive view of cloning. One of thefundamental principles of Judaism is that God wants human :beings to use all of their capacities to improve the health ofothers.Therapeutic cloning, whereby scientists extract stem cellsfrom embryos, could lead to cures for diseases, mostJewish believe it should be allowed.However, reproductive cloning, raises deep concernsin Jewish thought.
CATHOLIC POSITOThe Catholic Church condemns human cloning and :stem cell research using human embryos.According to the Vatican, life begins at the momentof conception.Besides, Human beings are created in the image of Godand, therefore, are unique.
CATHOLIC POSITIOStatement from D. José PolicarpoAbout cloning, what is your view on thecurrent progress of science?D. José Policarpo - I think doctors andpoliticians have said, "Stop while youcan.“Science does not have absolute rightsto make, in terms of research, allthat the dynamism of researchallows. The human being is a sacredthing. So this is my cry: "Stop while you can"
CONCLUSIONLike the catholic Church, also other religions scattered acrossthe globe present a nefarious vision about the process of :human cloning, although every religion has its principles, lawsand characteristics, it is possible to identify some doctrinalprinciples common and different between them, suchas:• cloning would destroy the unity of marriage and parenthood.• cloning subjects a person to be treated as an object.In the other hand, we can see that only judaism defendstherapeutic cloning.