Reproductive Cloning Case:How Law and Bioethics Measure a Compelling Governmental Interest


Law and Bioethics should be partners in developing public policies to deal with cloning. Law as a Government tool must enforce decisions made in Bioethics Commissions such as the NBAC and the President’s Council, because the Commissions’ discussions offer an array of principles to help legislators and policy makers understand how to find compelling governmental interests. For instance, human dignity is not a vague and obscure legal or bioethical concept. In truth, it is a way of connecting Law and Bioethics to answer questions such as the relationship between the legal protection of procreation and the Report of the President’s Council banning human cloning as a reproductive option.


Health Law and Policy

Date of this Version

March 2006