If bone marrow cells were extracted from our body and then placed into another person’s they have a chance of rejection. Because of this very reason our genetic code is different than the next person’s as well as the amount of chemicals we have been exposed to. So its no wonder that when Conclusively, embryonic stem cells are the best choice in stem cell research because they offer much more options than that of adult stem cells or umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells. Embryonic stem cells have the ability to become virtually any type of cell where adult stem cells are only limited to certain parts of the body and umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells are limited to curing blood diseases. Therefore, the federal funding for this medical research should not be expelled.
The main point is not the price that an eye, a brain or heart is sold for, but that a helpless child had to be killed in order to obtain these parts. Thus legalizing abortions would not mean giving the opponents a right to privacy and choice, but would in turn give a boost to their multimillion dollar biotechnology industry (Crutcher,M). I’m the defender of the right to life in America and an issue like abortion should light a fire in the hearts of all who respect this nation’s founding principles. The strength of the pro-life position is not because of some clever definition of life. Rather the facts force us to admit that this is a unique individual human life, whose helplessness in the womb can either motivate us to compassion, nurturing and protection or be used as an excuse and opportunity to exercise our deadly power and earn millions.
For many of those in favor of using fetal tissue for research it has too much "potential" in the future of medicine in terms of providing cures for diseases and "". Those against fetal tissue research believe it unethical to take one human life in order to preserve another. When the issue of stem cell research was under scrutiny pro-life advocates exposed experiments from the late 60's and early 70's that had a profoundly "grotesque" quality (Maynard-Moody 15). For example in one experiment several fetuses had their heads removed and scientists observed the effects of starvation of the brain. These revelations gained the pro-life advocates a lot of support and mad the topic of fetal tissue research very "controversial".
Stem cells are specially grown cells in order to help diseased patients grow better tissue in hopes of their survival and recovery. These cells can be derived though many different procedures. Extracting stem cells from a fetal embryo has proved to be the easiest and most efficient way of researching the ability of stem cells. The problem with this technique is that stem cells, derived from a human fetal embryo, destroys it from the lack of cells for the growing fetus. Although there are other resources for obtaining these stem cells through bone marrow and blood from adults it is hard to research these new techniques under the bans that President Bush has put upon the study.
(Melo 263). When proponents dealing with helping infertility rates going down and helping battle genetic diseases are discussed, the opposing side also argues that cloning human beings could cause psychological harm to the clone, and harms to our society as well. But in the end the arguments tend to cancel each other out, leading to many failures. Works Cited Melo‐Martín, De. "On cloning human beings."
Before more research was done on adult stem cells they were thought to have very little value in stem cell research, but due to the controversy over embryonic stem cells and the amount of money necessary for research on them, adult stem cells have been allowed more time and effort and are now 'quickly making regenerative medicine a dramatic reality.' (Healy). Adult stem cells 'can be found in small amounts in every organ in the body.' (Healy). ?They won?t be rejected and won?t cause uncontrolled cell growth, and, if effective, are therefore preferred for patient therapy.
Scientists believe that embryonic stem cells are more versatile. Although some may argue that embryonic stem cell research is unethical, many of the embryos are willingly donated. According to the associated content.com article # 72918, stem cell research have amazing medical potential; by regenerating cells and organs, it has the ability to cure disease that previously might h... ... middle of paper ... ...we can cure diabetes and so many other things. Conclusion Choosing to support or oppose embryonic cell research is a personal choice. It appears to me that the ethical choice is why many people will either support or oppose embryonic stem cell research.
Using spare embryonic cells in order to continue valuable scientific research is a superior alternative to discarding this rich source of research material. In fact, most of the embryos used for this research have passed the date when they can even be used in fertilization t... ... middle of paper ... ...e are currently no treatment options. Clearly, embryonic stem cells provide an amazing leap forward in the medical fields, and have the potential to save lives. As the need for new cures to life-threatening illnesses rises, scientists are increasingly looking towards stem cell research to provide the answers they need. Despite the heated controversy that surrounds this research, the results of countless experiments have had proven success.
Other applications seem clearly beneficial: the cloning of stem cells allows medical researchers a powerful, cost-effective, suffering-free alternative to animal testing. However, if most applications of the technology are undesirable and none are highly advantageous, society might do well to ban the technology entirely and keep a lid on Pandora's box. This may well be the case. While the cloning of stem cells is beneficial - because it does not entail the creation of new persons - it is not "reproductive cloning." We might therefore take the route adopted by several countries and ban reproductive cloning while allowing the cloning of stem cells for medical research.
Abortion is technically legal in some parts of the United States, but in other parts it is illegal. Although it is illegal many people figure out a way to get it done. I believe that abortion should be illegal because it is equal to taking a life, there is always the choice of adoption and aborting a child can take a major toll on the mind and body. The first reason why I believe