Public Opinion and Stem Cells
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This paper examines how stem cell research is a hot topic for media headlines and has become one of the most controversial subjects in America today. It discusses how the media have turned the debate on whether or not to use stem cells for research into both a scientific and political debate. It also explores how the media have also fueled public opinion, showing pictures of seriously ill adults and children that could potentially be saved by stem cell research.
From the Paper:"While the media has objectively printed both sides of the story, it is obvious that there is a certain degree of bias in most of the stories. The majority of the media are politically liberal and adherent to a rational materialist point of view. They are also generally pro-choice on abortion. Because the stem cell issues force the public to dwell on whether unborn human life has intrinsic value simply because it is human, the issue has a tendency to be viewed by the media through a distorting abortion prism. Advocates for embryonic stem cell research argue that if the embryos left over from infertility clinics are going to be wasted anyway, why not put them to some use and allow their lives to be spent helping to save someone else?"
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