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Stem Cell Research

Can someone give me a rational explanation for why it is better to dispose of these embryos than use them to save lives?



Seriously, the embryos will be destroyed. How is that better than fighting a whole host of devastating diseases?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Apr. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (41)
  • Its a whole baby ----
    What???

    It is NOT a whole baby!!!
    This fertilized egg is called a blastocyst. It MIGHT become a baby if the
    blastocyst fully attaches itself to a woman's endometrium. Then a primitive placental blood circulation must begin . Most never make it this far in the process.
    Besides these blastocysts are frozen and will be destroyed because they are not going to be inplanted inside a woman. NO BABY!
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 2:30 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Because they are fertilized eggs. They are babys. Its not just an egg. Its a whole baby that is grown in a petry dish then killed for the stem cells.

    You can get stem cells from other sources like your tissue in your nose.
    my4lads

    Answer by my4lads at 2:13 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • But it will be DESTROYED if it's not used for research. Either way it is never going to be a baby. Stem cells from your nose cannot be used the same way as embryonic stem cells. If they could no one would bother trying to get the government to research the use of embryonic stem cells.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Adult stem cells do work.Just not promoted as much.Why not do more to cut back on abortions esp on those used as BC.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • The embryos used for stem cell research could be left over from in vitro. Abortion doesn't have to have ANYTHING to do with it.


    Adult stem cells do NOT work the same way as the ones from embryos. Embryonic stem cells haven't been programed to be a specific cell like adult ones have. Therefor they can be used MUCH more effectively.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:26 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=31364

    If you do not like this link there are many to choose from
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Sorry, but the "Headquarters for the Conservative Underground" really isn't a reliable source. Do you a medical journal or something less biased?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • For the record, I wouldn't believe a totally liberal source either.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:42 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • As I said plenty of other links look it up.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Well... you are worried about babies...

    This is a whole baby.... Ny nephew..
    He is alive today.... doctors said he would live less than a year.
    After his third embryo stem cell in the Dominican Republic, he is still with us.....
    Sad, great country like ours..... he has to go to the Dominican Republic...
    Hope it NEVER happens to your family...
    Thank you Obama for CHANGE.... www.danielshope.com
    Please don't compare a frozen blastocyst to a baby!!!!!
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 2:46 PM on Apr. 19, 2009