Opponents of reproductive cloning fear that the resulting children will not be able to live fully independent lives. Opponents fear that these children’s choices will be constrained in numerous ways and assert that an open future — which is a right of every child — will never be possible for a child who is a clone. Reproductive cloning naysayers believe that the human rights of these children will be violated and therefore the process should be banned.
Various premises provide the background to these beliefs. Various mental constructs may significantly constrain the child's choices and development in ways that mitigate the possibility of an open future. In this regard, being a clone violates the child's rights as a human being.
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