Embryonic Stem Cells: Its Ethical Dilemmas
An argument that embryonic stem cell research is not unethical because the benefits derived from the research outweigh the moral obligations to the fetus.
# 116547 | 3,870 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Oct 07, 2009 in Political Science (U.S.) , Hot Topics (Stem Cell Research) , Medical and Health (General)
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This paper explores the ethical dilemma regarding embryonic stem cell research that is based on the fact that embryos donated for in vitro fertilization are destroyed once stem cells are extracted from them for study. The paper focuses on President Bush's objections that have caused federal funding of stem cell research to remain illegal. The paper then deals with the potential benefits of stem cell research and contends that the research is a priority that should not get delayed by moral issues. The paper further argues that these embryonic stem cells are otherwise destroyed if they are not used for life saving research purposes.
From the Paper:"Stem cells are seen as a new hope and frontier of science. By Conservatives they are seen as overt moral disregard for the sanctity of life. However, this is not a debate that can be easily judged or dismissed. An understanding of the dynamic nature of stem cells can inform all as to the ultimate benefits and appeals of stem cells for scientific research and achieve a proportionate understanding of the true means by which the practice is called immoral by right-to-lifers who are faith based.
"Stem cells are not the end of life, but to scientists represent the potential achievement of a bridge to a higher level of living and health and curative process. Stem cells have the potential to develop into various and virtually unlimited forms of regenerative cells in the body. They are dynamic in nature so that the body can instinctively transform and utilize them as repair cells for whatever affliction, malady, or infection plaguing the immune system of the body."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Brainard, Jeffrey. "Senate Votes to Loosen Stem-Cell Restrictions." The Chronicle of Higher Education 53.33 (April 20, 2007): pNA.
- Carmichael, Mary. "An End to Debate or 'Deja Vu'?" Newsweek (June 18, 2007): p14.
- "Don't fund, don't ban.(Century marks)." The Christian Century 124.9 (May 1, 2007): p7(1).
- "First GOP debate airs differences on abortion, evolution.(News)." The Christian Century 124.11 (May 29, 2007): p11(1).
- Filteau, Jerry Filteau. Stem-cell Research and the Catholic Church Catholic News Service 2007:http://www.americancatholic.org/News/StemCell/default.asp
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