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Roswarski 1 Avery Roswarski Miss Engle AP Lang 8 December 2019 Embryonic Stem Cell Research Embryonic stem cell research is the use of unborn humans to further research to cure diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s, and spinal cord injuries. There are lots of ethical issues with this though. By using embryos, the doctors are ending a life before it even began. This argument is closely linked to that of abortion, as some believe that embryos have the same moral status as a living human being. In their eyes, taking an embryonic stem cell line is the equivalent to murder. However, others believe that an embryo obtains that moral status at a later stage of fertilization, and that embryos can be used if there is good scientific justification. A common justification is that embryonic cells are pluripotent cells, which means they can generate most other cell types, and that fact supposedly outweighs the cons. During this process the embryos is destroyed,
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Unformatted text preview: which means a potential life is also destroyed. It is possible to use adults for stem cell research without harming them, but it is much more difficult than using embryos, so that is why doctors tend to go the easy route and use embryos. In 2007, President Bush vetoed a bill stating that more funding should be allotted to embryonic stem cell research because he said the federal government should not support “the taking of innocent human life.” Roswarski 2 Works Cited “Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Research”. Endocrine Reviews. May 2009. . 8 Dec 2019. “Pros and Cons: Stem Cells: University of Nebraska Medical Center”. UNMC. . 8 Dec 2019. “Examining the Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research”. Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI). . 8 Dec 2019....
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