cells, it is easier for researchers to buy aborted babies and take stem cells from them. This leads us directly to the Planned Parenthood controversy over selling the parts of aborted babies, but we will not get into that controversy here. Just last year (2014), it was very fashionable to dump water over yourself and to donate to the ALS Association. However, few people realized that they were donating to fund more stem cell research, which creates a larger demand for more stem cells, which mostly come from aborted babies.
Only living stem cells are valid for research, because only living stem cells give real and accurate results. However, cells do live on for a little while after the human body dies, which is how researchers and Planned Parenthood officials get hold of stem cells. Shortly after surgically aborting a baby, the stem cells will live on for a little while, and the PP staffs store these stem cells and keep them alive artificially. After testing and experimenting on stem cells, Now, we’ll go back to the controversy over the manipulation of stem cells. Is it bioethically right to manipulate and grow and experiment on stem cells the way we do? After all, we crossbreed dogs to get desired traits and we even use antibiotics on ourselves in attempts to increase our health and lower our sickness. If stem cell research is different, how is it different?
- Spring '16
- Mr. Baldwin