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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.

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