The costs are generally measured based off of people’s feelings, morals, and knowledge about the subject up for debate. The use of aborted fetuses for stem cell research may have many positive outcomes that can come of it, but many negative outcomes as well; If using aborted fetuses for research can, in the near future, save lives, then it is a research that should be supported, even though some people may see this type of research as something on the complete opposite side of the spectrum from the way they view abortion. What are Stem Cells and what do they do? Stem cells are cells made of the bodies “raw materials” and are the only type of cells in the body that have “a natural ability to generate new cell types.”(“Stem Cell Transplant”) Stem Cells have the potential to treat or cure a wide range of diseases and disorders, such as: Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, etc., that affect billions of people worldwide. With a subject such as embryonic stem cell research, whether or not the costs outweigh the benefits is subjective and the cost of life is impossible to measure.
The first reason why PGD should be used to prevent any genetic diseases like Sickle cell’s disease and cystic fibrosis is that if not avoided it would degenerate the life of the child. By using this process lives of many people can be saved and improved to a great extent. There are infertile couples also who opt for PGD as it is combined to their in vetro fertilization treatment also. The second reason why PGD should be used to improve fertility and in many cases end miscarriages. PGD can dramatically improve the probability o... ... middle of paper ... ...religiously and socially satisfactory.
The idea of cloning an entire human body could possibly revolutionize the medical world (Aldridge). However, many people are concerned that these advancements would degrade self-worth and dignity (Hyde and Setaro 89). Even though human cloning brings about questions of bioethics, it has the potential to save and recreate the lives of humans and to cure various diseases without the use of medication (Aldridge, Hyde and Setaro). Recent discoveries involving cloning have sparked ideas of cloning an entire human body (ProQuest Staff). Cloning is “the production of an organism with genetic material identical to that of another organism” (Seidel).
At the same time, the ethical issues that embryonic stem cells raise are extremely important. In order to cure diseases that are affecting hundreds of thousands of people, the people that do not support stem cell research need to look past the ethics so scientists and researchers can conduct embryonic stem cell research to find a cure for these diseases. One of the main ethical issues that seems to concern everyone is the question of whether an embryo is considered a person or not. Various religious groups are against the extraction of embryonic stem cells from human embryos. This is due to their belief that life is sacred from the moment of concepti... ... middle of paper ... ...rcures.org/article.php?uid=1000>.
"Everybody who thought it would proceed slowly and could be stopped was wrong," said Lee Silver, a professor from the University of Princeton. Without proper research to support the ban, the premature ban should be reconsidered and appealed. Cloning could provide a way for infertile couples to produce children genetically similar to themselves, a method of creating spare organs for transplants, and a cure for genetic disease. Human cloning may provide numerous benefits to mankind and should not be banned. Some people say that it is morally wrong and others are scared that a leader, such as Sadam Husian, will clone himself.
One of the most debated topics in the science world is over human cloning. Human cloning has caused many other scientists to look at it differently than those who have ethical issues over cloning another human. Human cloning should not be banned because cloning could help with stem research, or with medical health problems, and with diseases. Issues like, “is it safe”? Or like “will the clone be disabled or defected”?