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Moeinifar M. Cloning from Orthodox and Protestants views. ijme. 2012; 5 (2) :10-23
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5040-en.html
PhD Student in Jursiprudence and Islamic Law University of Islamic Religions, Tehran, Iran , Moeinifar@isuw.ac.ir
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In this paper, the author aims to study orthodox and protestant points of views on human cloning and investigate on their arguments for and against it. Both ideologies have abolished both reproductive and therapeutic cloning and put forward an argument against them. The only liberal view which allows therapeutic cloning, but refrains from explicitly commenting on reproductive cloning, is a cult of protestant religion. It can be concluded that although reproductive human cloning can't be prohibited by account of their reasons, therapeutic cloning can be forbade by the reason of protecting the life right. This perspective shows that there is a fundamental consistency in Christianity's teaching about both kinds of cloning, because this religion prohibited all sorts of it.
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Type of Study: review | Subject: HIstory of Medicine
Received: 2013/06/15 | Accepted: 2013/09/21 | Published: 2013/09/21

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