Okay, I am just always amazed at what apparently well educated people conceive of. I understand the pain of losing a child even though I have no personal loss, I just have friends and family with loss. One couple we know had their baby girl born prematurely at 6 1/2 months. She did really well for about 4 weeks then just nosedived and died. For 5 days after she died they were in the hospital every day to give her dead little body baths and dress her in a different outfit to take "family" pictures. I am not the one to decide their grief process but personally could not/would not do that to myself or my baby.
I have a child with a congenital heart defect and dread the day anything happens to her. I would not even think of cloning her. I have other children that are just as special and loved. I would not want them to be involved in something that complicated and controversial.
I don't understand the thinking of taking the DNA from one egg, depositing the DNA from the deceased baby into that and getting a clone. What about the DNA that was extracted? Where does that go? Into another egg whose DNA has been extracted? Where does that go? Whose to say that they won't start feeling like they have "lost" another child by extracting that DNA? What's so imperfect about that childs DNA that it needs to be replaced with the potentially defective deceased childs DNA? Aside from the medical complications of this cloned childs future, what about the ethical ramifications? This free country we live in never ceases to amaze me with what hits the headlines. Sometimes I think that the much less educated people have more common sense than the highly educated. I think some become so intelligent that they forget how to be smart.
I just think they should let the poor baby be at peace and if they want more children then so be it.
Don't try to take God's work and make it our own, be content with what he has given us. Appreciate the child, mother, sister, brother, whoever for the wonderful work he has done with that person and when they die, then remember them for all the wonderful things about them. I think we are getting way over our heads when we try to "create" people the way we want. If it comes down to that then whose to say that noone will want dark haired children anymore, or blond hair blue eyes? Or what about redheads and freckles? I think we should just be happy with the children we are blessed with, love and nurture them for the time we are given together.