Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stem Cell Research

Today we discussed stem cell research in my persuasion class. My professor said I made some good arguments and was very articulate in my speech.

I won't get into huge detail on the subject because I don't have time, however, I do want to say this...

I don't feel that it's right to discard unused embryonic stem cells while good human beings are dying because they need organ transplants. Those stem cells could save their lives but instead they aren't used.

Stem cells thrown away and needy people die. Stem cells get saved and used to create organs and people live. What is ethical?

I think killing a human being whose in need over saving/discarding an embryo is unethical.

We're also told to "multiply and replenish the earth". If we are to do that then wouldn't it make sense to "replenish" the lives of dying individuals in our country.

I don't think it's right to abort a child into the first term of pregnancy but I don't believe in the embryonic view of life. I suppose it is important to delineate that understanding but it's also important to help those in need.

Perhaps God not only gave us the ability to procreate but to also maintain existing life.

There are many things you could say on this issue. You could bring in legal ramifications and various scenarios but the issue is out there and I think it's important to have an opinion now before it becomes apparent in the media again.

1 comment:

Michelle & Trevor said...

What I hate is even if you do have a problem with using embryonic stem cells, why discard the stem cells from umbilical cords?