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Should we use human embryos for stem cell research?

Asked by: Bruinshockeyfan
  • LOL, embryos don't even have a brain.

    Fetuses at least have a brain, but embryos don't even have that. It is ridiculous to claim that something with no brain can have rigths, it's not even sentient! Even if it we had no use for them there would be no reason at all to give legal protection to embryos.

  • Of course they should

    The stem-cells used are from the embryos that would otherwise be discarded anyway. If you oppose abortion, then clearly you oppose stem-cell research by default. But if abortions are already happening, don't you think it's a bigger waste and a bigger sin to throw the little unborn embryos away? Besides, in my opinion, they aren't human beings yet: they don't feel pain at that age because their nerve-endings haven't formed yet, so it's ok to abort them (as long as a lot of thought and time has been put into the decision.) I don't consider my sperm to be human: otherwise masturbation would have to be considered mass-genocide.

  • Yes, It Can Save Live

    Yes, we should use human embryos for stem cell research. Instead of going into my normal "embryos aren't people" rant, I'll go a different direction. Do you know what they do with unimplemented embryos and IVF clinics? They freeze them. You can't freeze babies. There is something that the embryo lacks to be considered a person with all of the rights and responsibilities that come along with person-hood, therefore there is no reason that this line of scientific inquiry, which is so promising, should not be followed.

  • This isn't even a tough question.

    First off, embryonic cells have far more pluripotentiality than adult stem cells- it isn't even a close contest.
    Second, no one is going around harvesting embryos just for stem cell research. The embryos used currently are the "extras" from in vitro fertilization procedures that would just be discarded- thrown away. These were NEVER going to end up as "children"- they were going to be wasted like so much trash. To use them to save lives and treat devastating disease is far more beneficial to mankind.

    Let's face facts- banning embryonic stem cell research won't "save" a single embryo. Not a one. In vitro fertilization will still happen, generating dozens of embryos per patient that are not implanted and thus will be discarded. Abortions still happen by the millions, where again the embryos are discarded. Why should we not save lives with what is now being thrown away?

  • Embryos don't have feelings.

    Although those suffering from diseases which could be cured by this research do have feelings and suffer. Usually the arguments I hear against this are by religious folk who offer plenty of opinion and speculation on why it isn't appropriate, but they never offer a mechanism for an embryo which lacks a brain to experience suffering.

  • Yes they should

    I dont see why not. We are using the embryos to help achieve more medical advances and save lives. Advances in stem cell research is crucial to the medical world and will be a great achievement isn science. This will also enable us to do stem cell transplants which is going to save lives.

  • Yaassassss its okaiiiii

    Bc it just is. It’s science am I right. Science science science science science science yay science science science science whoooooo hooooo ya ya ya ya ya whoooo hoooo science science science yay yay yay whoooo hoooooo science we love biology yipee you go girl slay science is very fun :)

  • Why we should use human embryos for research

    We should use human embryos for research because we may not realize it, but there are terrible diseases out there that we would be able to fix. For instance, the deformed cells will be recovered by the new cells that the embryo holds. Likewise, the disease, Hurler Syndrome, involves deformed cells. With enough research, they will maybe be able to help these poor children at risk.

  • Yes yes yes

    Well I think that it will help any person who needs a transplant , because they could die. And you don't need to kill the baby , you could use particles from the umbilical cord. And you don't have to kill the child you can use only a couple embryos and they will make more.

  • Sure why not

    Id rather have a grown human being be saved than an embryo who aint born yet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • Absolutely not, this is a horrible idea.

    First off using an embryo to further biological studies is the murder of innocent children, in the name of science. It's not right, then add that using adult cells for research as opposed to stem cells has been more efficient overall. And before anyone tries to make the argument that abortion is morally justified then please click my profile and you'll see that abortion is in no way morally justified.

  • No this is immoral

    It is sad when society today allows the murder of over a million children a year. I thought this country was committed to preventing genocide, but it seems that we have let it occur right under our noses. It is not right to kill a helpless child. Life begins at conception, and children are blessed by God, made pure in the heart, mind, and soul. To SLAUGHTER these children, in the name of science, or abortion, is an insult to God's creation. Don't these children get a choice? Atleast adults can CHOOSE to give up stem cells to science. What about the children? They have no say, they are mercilessly killed. When it comes to human life, every single life that can be saved should be saved. Use adult cells for research. They may be less effective, but they still have potential.

  • There is no reason why we should.

    Human embryos are like little unborn children. If they are used for stem cell research it is like killing a child before they even have a chance to live there life. Would you like to give up your children for science? There is no reason we should have to use human life in research for science.

  • Well it just depends

    If the fetus dies of natural causes then sure, why not! But when you have the babies who's parents are psycho. Then mothers will start making people pay them and it's going to just be killing babies just to get money, which is incredibly insane and I completely disagree with it.

  • WEll it depends

    If the embryo is already dead then yeah. But to kill it is very wrong. That baby could have been the person that could save all of us. Its not right to take someone elses chance of living , I get that it would save a lot of lives, but it's the process of life. (You are born and then you die) what's not the process pf life is never having a chance to live. If someone can't handle having a child then give it up for adoption don't kill someone else chances.

  • Major Trust Issues

    I don't trust the scientists doing embryonic stem cell research. I don't trust the outcome even if beneficial because as with everything else power and greed will ultimately take over therefore the very reason for embryonic stem cell research will be forgotten. It will be misused, abused, and if any benefits became available they would only go to the highest bidder! More important is the probability that another Joseph Mengele could end up with such power. The more intelligent as a society that we become. The more common sense and humanity gets lost. We simply are not wise enough yet to be in control of such power.

  • Because its against humanity and in catholic faith. . . .

    Its not about only we want to have this human embryos for stem cell but we also need to respect our dignity cause as human we must be respected. But before we respect other people we need to respect ourselves for us to gain respect from other people. Thanks.

  • Because its against humanity and in catholic faith. . . .

    Its not about only we want to have this human embryos for stem cell but we also need to respect our dignity cause as human we must be respected. But before we respect other people we need to respect ourselves for us to gain respect from other people. Thanks.

  • Shingrix vaccine is now available and created without use of human embryos -- destroying human embryos is wrong

    GlaxoSmithKline has developed the new Shingrix vaccine without using human embryos, and this vaccine is more effective and longer lasting than Zostavax vaccine (which had been done with human embryos). It is morally wrong to destroy human embryos because life begins at conception. Vaccines can be successfully created without using human embryos.

  • Shingrix vaccine is now available and created without use of human embryos -- destroying human embryos is wrong

    GlaxoSmithKline has developed the new Shingrix vaccine without using human embryos, and this vaccine is more effective and longer lasting than Zostavax vaccine (which had been done with human embryos). It is morally wrong to destroy human embryos because life begins at conception. Vaccines can be successfully created without using human embryos.


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