Gregory E. Pence

bioethicist and author, in support of human cloning

Gregory E. Pence has been a member of the University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty since January 1976. In addition to teaching in the Department of Philosophy, he teaches a course in medical ethics to all first-year students in the University of Alabama’s School of Medicine. Professor Pence graduated cum laude in Philosophy in 1970 from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and earned his Ph.D. in 1974 from New York University in New York City.

Who’s Afraid of Human Cloning?by Gregory E. Pence

This is a great book about human cloning. Gregory Pence, a professor of philosophy and bioethics at the University of Alabama, is unabashedly in favor of human cloning.  Pence talks about attending the first major conference on human cloning where the pro-cloning position was not defended in any way.  He chastises bioethicists for their condemnation of cloning and their failure to examine both sides of the issue before forming opinions. Pence destroys all the anti-cloning arguments by bioethicists who jumped on the bandwagon in the rush to be politically correct. 
Who’s Afraid of Human Cloning got an excellent review in JAMA! 
Who’s Afraid of Human Cloning by Gregory Pence is listed at

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Gregory Pence has the lead letter in a series of letters about cloning published in the November 19, 1998 New England Journal of Medicine.

A favorite website recommended by Dr. Pence for the latest information and articles about human and non-human cloning is

Dr. Pence’s other writings include:

In 1994 Gregory E. Pence received UAB’s most prestigious teaching award, the Ingalls Award for Best Teaching in the Classroom. He is also Director of the Early Medical School Acceptance Program (EMSAP) at UAB.

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