Q: Do you see the harm in religion manifesting itself in our government?
A: Yeah, on many levels. The fact that we are not funding stem cell research is an explicitly religious constraint upon our medical research. This is the effect of having millions of people, one of whom is the president of the United States, believing that the human soul enters the zygote at the moment of conception and therefore you can’t privilege one soul over another, even if one of those souls happens to be in a petri dish and the other soul is a little girl with a spinal cord injury. This seems to be an ethical dilemma which requires strenuous debate to resolve, and at the moment the debate has been resolved on the side of let’s do nothing. Let’s not fund this research.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:25 PM on Apr. 5, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by sahmamax2 at 1:20 PM on Apr. 5, 2010
You've talking about the use of embryo stem cells. There is no evidence that those cells are any better than other cells. There are new procedures being done everyday using other sources for stem cells. And research is being funded all over the place by private party's. Why stop at embryo's? Newborns haven't really lived yet, should we harvest organs from them?
Answer by Anonymous at 12:38 PM on Apr. 5, 2010
I'm for it. And feel ppl need to stop focusing on the aborted fetus position. because A. the babies would have been aborted anyways, and B you can get stem cells from umbilical cords. Theres a world of good if ppl can look at it as turning a tragedy 9someone aborting a child) into a miracle (saving someones life). We are never going to be able to stop abortions. And I think THAT is the major issues ppl have with stem cell is they are stuck on that one fact. I have a very close friend that has watched his mother suffering because of her fathers illness. he doesn't even know his own name anymore. and if stem cell could help bring that family back together I am all for it. There are so many ill and dying ppl out there. and I feel that we need to move forward as a society and separate religion from the laws that govern us as a whole.
Answer by EarthMama05 at 12:38 PM on Apr. 5, 2010
Earthmomma if option B is a viable option why do you need option A? I am against it. We have seen the tragedy of MS in my family and the doctors where very vocal about telling their patients how to vote because they think embryo cells are the way to go. But even IF this option would cure my loved one I still would be against it.
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