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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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Started: 10/21/2013 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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sparksnhs

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Stems cells are so-called "blank" cells that have the ability to become 210 different kinds of tissue. Stems cells can be found in the placenta of a new born child and also its umbilical cord. They are also very abundant in human embryos. Retrieving these stems cells from Embryos requires killing a human being. U.S. Senator Sam Brownback argued on the senate floor, against Embryonic Stem Cell research, stating that for the first time in history, it is said to be moral for medical researchers to kill a human being to help save another. Committing murder to save another person's life who has come to that point in life where they are naturally supposed to die. The morality of people has come to just putting it on the people who run the country. No one feels they should have an argument just because they aren't pregnant or have a child or the Embryonic Research just does not, at this point, concern them.
An Embryo is not just a clump of cells, it is a living organism just like the mother carrying it. This human being has worth and deserves the protection that is given naturally to its parents and fellow organisms. The pro-arguers are siding with the fact that an embryo is a piece of property owned but its parents. SCOTUS has passed a faulty law that allowing research on Embryos stating that when a baby is able to lie-outside of its mother, then it will receive protection by law. If it is not to these standards, the embryo is consider a non-living organism and just a piece of property that can be thrown away. Embryonic stem cell research is morally and ethically wrong in all instances.

MLA
Hodges, Father Mark. "Destructive Embryonic Stem Cell Research." Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. Orthodox Church, n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2013. .
darbygalliotNHS

Pro

Embryotic stem cells should be recognized as a beneficial way to cure human dieases. I do not believe Embryotic stem cells is considered killing human beings for research, I believe that at week 10 which is now considered a fetus is when it is considered a human being. Embryonic stem cells are thought by most scientists and researchers to hold potential cures for spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, hundreds of rare immune system and genetic disorders and much more. Without the open mind to using and researching into embryotic stem cells people who are suffering and dealing with constant pain from these diseases and their daily activities of life are interrupted, our society should have an open mind when this issue is brought up.
MLA
"Stem Cell Research - Basics & Issues, Advocacy Positions." About.com US Liberal Politics. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2013.
Debate Round No. 1
sparksnhs

Con

The thumping of a heart beat starts from the beginning for an embryo. Yes, people are dying from rare diseases every day and using stem cells might help. Scientists are destroying human beings for the benefit of attempting to save another whose life has come to that point of letting go and moving on. If doctors and scientists save people with these diseases, there will be a larger adult population rather than a newborn population because of these murders. Embryonic stem-cell research is NOT ethical. The fact is that an embryo is just as much as a living, breathing organism as any other. It is a member of the human species and has rights just as all other humans do. It has not signed a form saying, "kill me I don't mind use me for research that's not working." Dr. David Prentice is a cell biologist and he is a founding member of the Family Research Council. He declares Embryonic stem-cell research as immoral and unethical. "...it is not just a collection of cells any more than an adult human is a collection of cells" (Prentice). An embryo is not just a piece of nothing that the human race can afford to throw away. These people, which the embryos are, have potential. They are full of unanswered questions and could be the next Einstein for our sake. It will be at least many decades before the use of embryonic stem cells can be used with patients. Within the 27 years that scientists have been researching embryonic stem cells scientists have not been able to control the cells to use them for curing diseases and getting rid of tumors. As well as being unethical and wrong, there is so much new technology that allows scientists to create identical embryonic-type stem cells without the use of embryos.

MLA

Prentice, David, PhD. "Embryonic Stem-Cell Research: Experts Debate Pros and Cons." The Survival Doctor. N.p., 14 Feb. 2013. Web. 10 Oct. 2013. <http://www.thesurvivaldoctor.com...;.
darbygalliotNHS

Pro

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