In short, researchers (who have a zest for scientific answers) are wearing a different hat than an individual who desires healthcare. What with Stella being close to death, my response is to attempt to try everything and anything to save her. If giving birth to Mia through cloning so that Stella can live and Mia can have a fantastic life (with the same amount of hardships as other people) then I think that the scenario for cloning is more than justifiable. On the other hand, I do think that it is important to make sure that others have reasonable healthcare prior to doing extra research on the cloning of human subjects. Finally, I chose to use names for the children so that the reader would have a more personal connection to both the child who was dying and the child who gets to live.
People think that just because one stem cell has the potential to become a human being, research need... ... middle of paper ... ...trying to remove the damaged tissue and cause serious risks to the patient. The endless possibilities that stem cells can help cure thousands diseases is an amazing feeling but without the proper funding nothing will be possible. It is obvious that the Stem Cell Research of America or other medical group cannot keep its additional research of this curing cell without trying new and safer ways of running these experiments. In order to provide a better quality of life to the people, certain restrictions need to be hoist to further its scrutiny of how diseases and injuries can be treated in the near future. The issue of stem cells and their use for medical research is very complicated to say the least.
Now think of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or paralysis. Would you deny them a life without suffering if the cure for the disease could be obtained by performing research on an aborted fetus already destined for destruction? It is my belief that scientists should be able to do stem cell research within carefully defined moral parameters because this research is so promising to cure so many diseases and teach us so much about how our bodies work. However, embryos destined for destruction should be used for stem cell research rather than created embryos because there are several thousands of embryos that will be destroyed so it is not necessary to create more embryos and destroy them. Stem cell research remains highly promising in that “Animal research suggests stem cells may some day provide a way to repair or replace diseased tissues and organs” and it holds immense possibilities for cures of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes (The Lancet par.
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.
This point causes much debate and anger of those opposed to stem cell research but they ultimately look at the process and not the form or result of it. Stem cell research has incredible potential. It is more important in healthcare than one may realize. "Stem cells have the ability to develop into bone, muscle, cartilage, or other types of cells. The ability of these cells to develop into almost any cell type could allow for the repair of any damaged or deteriorating tissue, thus they could be used in regenerative medicine."
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.
There are limits and using embryonic stem cells for research purposes requires the destruction of the human embryo, and putting an end to potential human life crosses the line. Life starts at conception, and all life started with these living cells. Another reason relevant to the lack of consensus is the ... ... middle of paper ... ... to cure, we can achieve the same goal of freeing people from cancer, and other diseases in an ethical, morally sound procedure by using adult stem cells instead of embryonic stem cells for research. I am informed of the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, and your recent addition of opening up federal funding for stem cell research, and acknowledge that embryos cannot be lawfully destroyed and the use of embryonic stem cell lines from prior to 2009. I propose to stop federally funded embryonic stem cell research, and research with the use of adult stem cells should be federally funded and furthered.
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.
In order for any of this to happen, the United States government must fund the research. The funding of embryonic stem cells will allow for technologies to be improved to the point where eventually the destruction of embryos will no longer be required. Stem cells are used as a very important form of medical treatment. They are unique in the fact that they are the only way to cure some diseases or injuries in humans. Ailments such as Leukemia, Heart Disease, Spinal Cord injuries, and many more are all possible to be cured through the means of stem cell treatments (“Why”).
In order for cloning to be a successful endeavor in the medical field, misconceptions and fears have to be reduced by educating people on the subject. Things such as the 10,000 Hitlers scenario, a fear of loss of identity in the clone, and ¡§playing God¡¨ are reasons people give to ban all types of cloning. On the other hand, cloning for medical research, as I have demonstrated, can prove to have amazing results. It is still a young science that is imperfect, but with the funding and support of others cloning can cure many genetically inherited diseases, prevent deaths for people who wait endlessly for an organ transplant, and help parents to not pass their genetic diseases on to their children. To ban this research will be a loss of technology that can change the way modern medicine is applied and medical research is implemented in the future.