However, this further inquisition is very argumentative because some stem cells are extracted from embryos, and here again, many view this as the death of an unborn child. There are also several risks involved with the use of transplanted stem cells. Though it is vacillating, many people believe that the study and use of stem cells can be the start of a whole new world! But are you for it, or against it?
Those who oppose stem cell research do not want fetuses and fertilized eggs used for research purposes. Because embryos are used when doing stem cell, the topic of what is considered a living embryo has raised quite the arguments for both sides. According to the Family Research Council, Embryonic stem cells are derived from human embryos. Their use is controversial because, unfortunately, such stem cells cannot be harvested without destroying the living embryo. ... ... middle of paper ... ...rts the use of stem cells.
Embryonic stem cell research is so controversial because society is judging whether or not taking stem cells from days old embryos is immoral, or if doctors should look past the cons and do what is necessary to eventually preserve many lives. While stem cell research has received an abundance of support from people who believe it has the potential to treat and remedy disease, many others oppose embryonic stem cell research because it ultimately causes the destruction of an embryo, what they consider to be a human life. Which brings on the question, when does life begin. The answer is opinionated. Many people disagree on when life begins; some people believe that an embryo is a human and some believe that they are not human until the first heartbeat.
Human right activists and some religious groups are against this type of research because the harvesting of stem cells from embryos is seen as the destruction of human life. These activists believe using human tissue as a starting point for new cell development is unnatural; killing one person to help another (author). Nevertheless, it is an unconventional and controversial type of medicine that could prove to be groundbreaking. With the proliferation of disease such as cancer in our society, stem cell research must be furthered implored in order to cure diseases and save countless lives despite the ethical controversy it has created. Stem cells are cells that have not differentiated to form specialized tissues, and can be found in the blastocyst during the embryological growth, as well as in the bone marrow of adult tissues.
Embryonic stem cells work to help cure diseases because of the fact that they can turn into any cell type the body needs. Scientists can manipulate embryonic stem cells into the cells that their patients need. The major questions regarding stem cell research are is it morally permissible to destroy an embryo in search of cures of diseases? Those who are against embryonic stem cell research would argue that stem cell research destroys a potential human life. On the other hand, those who are for stem cell research would argue that genetic tests and stem cell research can help detect and find cures for diseases that as of right now have no cures.
The stake over the issue of stem cells revolves around the human life itself. Proponents of stem cells say that until an embryo has not been embedded into the uterus, it does not have a human status and therefore could be used to treat patient who already are persons. They also propose to obtain cells through IVF as opposed to abortion because abortion is attributed to a deliberate act of killing human life while the fo... ... middle of paper ... ...of optimism and bring forth a new way of life and medical abilities all around the world for the benefit of people, family, friends, and oneself. Science can be described as the pursuit of innovation, advancement and opportunity. Stem cells have offered scientists and the world a new doorway to treat diseases and help millions.
Stem cells may provide organs and tissues in the near future, but this is doubted due to the fact that many people believe that life starts when conception occurs, causing many scientists to think that destroying an embryo is immoral and considered murder. Although there are many positive effects of studying stem cells, there are still many controversial debates of whether or not scientists should study the process of making unspecialized stem cells into specialized stem cells, because for the people who believe that life starts at conception, is basically studying the murder of humans. Stem cells may provide regenerative medicine in the future, and it is highly likely that there will still be debates over this matter.
Although stem cells are already in use for drug testing, they can only be used on specific differentiated cells that have the same properties as the disease of the drug they are being tested for. Due to embryonic stem cells’ pluripotent property, they can be used for any disease imaginable. But perhaps the most significant use of these stem cells is generation of cells or tissues to be used for cell-... ... middle of paper ... ...onal Institutes of Health. "Stem Cell Basics what are the potential uses of human stem cells and the obstacles that must be overcome before these potential uses will be realized?” Stem Cell Information. 20 Feb. 2008.
Embryonic stem cells researches remain as a difficult topic for many because embryonic stem cells can turn into different cell and tissues in the body which can help to find the therapy for diseases like diabetes, cancers, Parkinson’s and repair joints (Susman); however, the only way to obtain the cells is to destroy the embryo (Prentice). While both sides still have different opinions, I still claim that stem cell researchers must not be allowed to use stem cells from aborted babies to cure diseases because it is against religious views of morality, embryonic stem cells remain as failure compare to adult stem cells, and there are other stem cells from other part of the body can help cure diseases without destroying the embryo. Stem cells research from aborted babies is against religious view of morality. The only way to obtain the embryonic stem cells is from the embryo, which would destroy the potential of life (Prentice). Dr. Hurbult states “Human life begins with fertilization and end with death” (Susman).
After many successful cloning experiments on increasingly complex animals, scientists have begun thinking about human cloning. This has raised many debates about the ethics and safety of experimentally cloning humans. While some advantages could be gained from human cloning, it should not be performed due to significant medical, societal, and religious concerns. The most successful cloning results were produced using a procedure known as Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer, or SCNT. SCNT cloning processes are performed by removing the nucleus with genetic material from an unfertilized egg, then replacing it with genetic material from the adult cell being cloned.