I confess that I take anti-cloning arguments personally. Not only do they insult the identical twin sons I already have; they insult a son I hope I live to meet. Yes, I wish to clone myself and raise the baby as my son. Seriously. I want to experience the sublime bond I'm sure we'd share. I'm confident that he'd be delighted, too, because I would love to be raised by me. I'm not pushing others to clone themselves. I'm not asking anyone else to pay for my dream. I just want government to leave me and the cloning business alone. Is that too much to ask?
I confess this statement triggers a bit of an ick factor for me, but I have a hard time defending that reaction this is assuming that all the kinks in cloning have been worked out and it's no harder than natural childbirth. As Tyler Cowen says: "f you don't like his proposal for a cloned son, I will ask why you think your preferred degree of genetic similarity -- between you and your next kid -- is right and Bryan's is wrong."