8 December, 2003
If a women cannot concieve after years of fertility treatments is there a way to look into cloning and how is that looked upon (halacha)?
As this is a new technology that is not yet practically available for humans, there are no actual cases that have been discussed. The issue is currently discussed in theoretical terms where the general feeling to date is that it would be halachically permissible. You may want to read Rabbi Michael Broyde's very comprehensive article on the topic at http://www.jlaw.com/Articles/cloning.html, or do a google search to other websites that might discuss the topic.
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