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4 I. Jakobovits, Medical Experimentation on Humans in Jewish Law, in F. D. , Jewish Medical Ethics. A Comparative And Historical Study Of The Jewish Religious Attitude To Medicine And Its Practice (1975). For the Old Testament traditions see H. Utzschneider, Der Beginn des Lebens - Die gegenwärtige Diskussion um die Bioethik und das Alte Testament, Zeitschrift für Evangelische Ethik 46 (2002), 135-143; M. and H. Köckert, Ungeborenes Leben in Exodus 21, 22-25, Wandlungen im Verständnis eines Rechtssatze, in: Hübner!

From this derives an analysis that overlaps with the European rights / interests / expectations approach.! Will a cloned human, qua cloned, get less metta than a standard-issue human? 1s the cloning process itsel[ ethically flawed? Would human cloning weaken institutions - such as the family - on which human flourishing depends? Or would it interfere with natural processes - such as karma - on which the flourishing of all sentient beings depends? I shall discuss these three issues in turn, before venturing a conclusion.

The Canon Law offers Catholics a sacred family law. A Vatican committee recently objected that: The Pali Buddhist Approach to Human Cloning 19 In the cloning process the basic relationships of the human person are perverted: filiation, consanguinity, kinship, parenthood. 11 The fiqh likewise preserves a family law and inheritance law that is God-given. Thomas Eich summarises some Sunni debates: What would be the status of a female baby whose DNA is identical to her 'mother's'? She could neither be termed 'daughter', nor 'sister' nor 'mother'.

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