The Ethics And Morality Of Stem Cell Research

1990 WordsDec 27, 20158 Pages
The Ethics and Morality Of Stem Cell Research When does life begin? Does it occur at the time of fertilization? Does it begin at 12 weeks? 6? Or is there some other test determining whether or not a life begins and along with it the rights, that reside to man. The natural rights that belong to every human being, most importantly of which, the right to life. This is the discussion and debate that have been in the forefront of controversial issues for the past 40 years. In most cases the topic of abortion is usually at the main focal point, but there are many topics of debate that come with the territory of the beginning of life, and whether or not it is moral to follow through with certain medical procedures. The topic discussed in…show more content…
Or in his own words, “I have always felt a nagging uneasiness at trying to rationalize the killing of something for which I claim to have a “profound respect.”” In this case the matter of the morality of the abortion issue of stem cell research is less of a matter, than if it is taken place it must be done with common sense and the respect. Though in doing so in a way that coincides with the definition of whether the embryo is considered a human or not can respect still be respected. This is because, respecting embryos for stem cell research and destroying them for research is not mutually exclusive. Manninen article begins with former President George W. Bush. ON July 16, 2006 the former president vetoed for the first time in his presidency at the time, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. The act would have relaxed, federal restrictions on the federal funding for embryonic stem cell research in the United States. In protecting his veto, the former president said: “These boys and girls are not spareparts … they remind us of what is lost when embryos are destroyed in the name of research”. It is clear what the former president thought about the morality of the issue. The author writes, the president and others with that premise give only two choices in stem cell research. Either the embryo
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