Stem cell research book

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Yacoub 1 Peter Yacoub Professor Stevenson English 1B 25 October 2005 The President’s View on Stem Cell Research President Bush sat down with the secretary of the White House Office of the Press about the controversial issue on stem cell research. President Bush stated that there were two main questions to this issue: First, are these frozen embryos human life, and therefore, something precious to be protected? And second, if they’re going to be destroyed anyway, shouldn’t they be used for a greater good, for research that has the potential to save and improve other lives? (qtd. in Fritz 125) The President went out to find out these questions by asking the opinions of scientists, scholars, religious leaders, doctors, researchers, members of Congress, and his Cabinet. He said there were such differences in everyone’s opinion. One researcher sat down with the President and said that he believes that a five-day-old cluster of cells is not an embryo, which is not yet an individual, which should be able to be used. An ethicist disagreed and stated that the cluster of cells is how each individual
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