Resources for Educators: Human Cloning & Engineering
“Human cloning is intrinsically illicit in that, by taking the ethical negativity of techniques of artificial fertilization to their extreme, it seeks to give rise to a new human being without a connection to the act of reciprocal self-giving between the spouses and, more radically, without any link to sexuality. This leads to manipulation and abuses gravely injurious to human dignity.” Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Instruction Dignitas Personae on Certain Bioethical Questions n. 28.
Important Church Documents:
- Instruction Dignitas Personae on Certain Bioethical Questions, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (2008).
- Donum Vitae, Instruction on Respect for Human Life in Its Origin and On the Dignity of Procreation, Replies to Certain Questions of the Day, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (1987).
- Reflections on Human Cloning, Pontifical Academy for Life (2000).
- Selected Quotes from Church Documents on Human Cloning, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- "How to Vote Catholic: Bioethics," CatholiCity: The Catholic Church Simplified
- Fr. Anthony Zimmerman, STD, "Human Cloning," CatholicCulture.org.
- Texas Catholic Conference, "Human Cloning"
- McConchie, Daniel S. Working for Cures, Not Clones: An Overview of Human Cloning and Embryonic Stem Cell Research.
- Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning: Questions and Answers, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (2008). English | Espanol
- "The Complete Guide to Cloning," Publication of the NCCB Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities Vol. 12, No. 2 (March-April 2001).
- "Research Cloning and 'Fetus Farming': The Slippery Slope in Action," United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Pro-Life Secretariat.
- "Practical Obstacles to 'Therapeutic Cloning,'" United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Pro-Life Secretariat (February 2006).
- "What is Human Cloning?" United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Pro-Life Secretariat.
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