Prompt: Why Stem Cell Research Shouldn’T Be Considered

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Prompt: Why Stem Cell Research Shouldn’t be Considered Morally Unethical?

A brief introduction to stem cells; Stem cells are cells that are undifferentiated, or, simply put, a cell that has not yet been given a job, such as cells that create molecules. In recent years, scientists have discovered the potency that stem cells contain, due to their versatility. For example, stem cells could be studied and used to cure a man of liver disease, a child’s handicap, a woman’s breast cancer, etc…, etc…. One may now be asking themselves? “That’s great… then why are so many people against stem cell research? What could possibly be the drawback? “. You see, stem cells are acquired by human embryos, or, in Layman’s Terms, unborn fetuses. Take for …show more content…

Kinsley even uses his Parkinson’s as an example of the good stem cells can bring the ill if used properly. Furthermore, he explains that stem cells used in research mostly originate from abortion clinics, meaning that embryos were already “dead” to begin with, thus for the most part, the moral implications lie more with abortion, rather than stem cell research. To elaborate, stem cell research mostly uses that which can’t be born in the first place, instead of that which can. However, one must keep in mind that the embryos are already aborted mostly. Some stem cells still originate from the same place as the research, but, rather than blatantly using aborted embryos, they produce the stem cells, making them more immediately accessible and less controversial.

Speaking of life, much debate occurred over whether or not an embryo should be considered a human. Patrick Lee, and Robert P. George, two of these individuals, Lee, a professor, and George, a politician, have often collaborated on many articles about stem cell research, and have gone on record by agreeing that embryos are in fact human from conception(33-41). The two argue that, from conception, an embryo immediately strives toward purposeful development. They then go into the science behind this claim. For our purposes, we won’t go into the science behind said development, because there is too much information

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