Embryonic Stem Cells Argumentative Essay

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Abstract The ability to use embryonic stem cells in research leads to major medical breakthroughs; the use of stem cells should be permitted and supported. Stem cells have the ability to acquire cures for diseases such as: Multiple Sclerosis, HIV, Alzheimer's, Cancer, and vast amounts of other diseases. Ethical and Religious beliefs influence peoples outlook on embryonic stem cells which can give embryonic stem cells a bad image. But, the truth is, embryonic stem cells give hope to many people suffering from diseases that, at this point in time, have no cure. "In the end, it's possible that human beings may die so that embryos will live. This is not an ethical dilemma. It is an ethical travesty" (Cohen, 2001, p. 128). Research…show more content…
The debate over embryonic stem cells is that they are cells taken from a fetus, which is between the ages of four to five days old. Religious groups are against embryonic stem cells, catholicplanet.com says, "any method for obtaining embryonic stem cell that results in the death of the prenatal is gravely immoral, regardless of how the embryo's life begins" (Conte, 2004, p.1). Groups like this believe taking a life for science is immoral. Joe Tavares, a student at Kettle Moraine High School says, "I don't believe we should use stem cells from fetuses" (Personal Communication, April 6, 2011). Since these stem cells are taken from a living human being, this is essentially why many disagree with this process. Joe Tavares also says, "I believe that anything that can be grown into life is living itself. The capability to live is indeed life itself and should not be taken away in the name of science" (Personal Communication, April 6, 2011). Tavares believes that no life should be taken for the cause of science, but is it necessary that some lives are taken to save the lives of
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