Argument: Human cloning violates the rights of the child to parents
Statement of the Catholic Leadership Conference on Human Cloning. The Catholic Leadership Conference. November 1, 2001 - "In the case of reproductive cloning the engendered child would be brought to term and delivered without the benefit of parents since it would carry the genetic code only of the one who had supplied the DNA from his or her somatic cell. This would also constitute a violation of the rights of the child in many ways. Since there is currently no basis in common or statutory law to determine who would have responsibility for the care of the child, it would be left in a precarious position."