I’ve happened to notice the subject of human cloning in the news lately. We cannot outlaw it. What can be done will be done. For better or worse, if it can be done, people will do it. We must give everyone full human rights and due process protections, everyone: cloned, unborn, anything that is clearly human, and living, we need to endow with human rights and due process protections.

Then we will likely settle into moral and acceptable practices. Outlawing cloning will eventually lead to illegal slave trade, assuming cloning can work at all.

We need to treat the matter righteously. Then we will treat it legally.

Of course, this is a simplistic statement. There is obviously much to this complex issue, but outlawing “cloning” simply cannot work. Let’s start down a path that is likely to work, not one that has no hope of helping.