A new report under the auspices of the United Nations warns that human reproductive cloning is only a matter of time. The report recommends a global ban or, if that is not possible, the adoption of laws defending the human rights of clones.
According to Reuters the study argues:
"A legally-binding global ban on work to create a human clone, coupled with freedom for nations to permit strictly controlled therapeutic research, has the greatest political viability of options available."
An earlier U.N. attempt to ban cloning failed when negotiators did not agree to ban human cloning to produce stem cell therapies as well reproductive cloning.
Since I still do not see what is ethically wrong with safe reproductive cloning, I see no reason for banning it. I am puzzled about why the U.N. report suggests that clones might be discriminated against or abused. Clones will be fully human, so, of course they deserve the same moral respect we give to any and all other human beings.