Well, for one thing human cloning is in general a pretty humane practice and shouldn’t be done,
I never thought humane practises were a bad thing !
The reason for cloning to be a bad thing is that one thing they use it for is so they create embryo’s and harvest stem cells and harm them which countries around the world have been trying to stop. And whilst this reason might be bad why would anyone want a copy of themself?
They don’t harm the harvest stem cells, they are used for medical purposes, potentially the ability to grow new tissue. Whether creating an embryo for the stem cells is a bad thing or not depends on your point of view. To some, it’s a collection of cells, but others see it as a human being.
I’m undecided on whether cloning should be allowed for this purpose.
A clone is not an exact copy, physical features and personality depend on external conditions as well as genes. And if you can’t have children by any other method, then it seems like a good idea to me.
If it can be done safely, then I think it’s a good idea. If it means creating large numbers of non-viable foetuses then it’s wrong in my view.
A lot of people tend to confuse GM and cloning. For anything other (in humans) than correcting health problems I do not like GM, but I have no objection to cloning.