Wednesday, October 25, 2006

UNPROVEN, UNNECESSARY, UNETHICAL: Embryonic Stem Cell Research

It worries me how many people are FOR embryonic stem cell research and ammendment 2. Please read the following and consider it before you vote on November 7. PLEASE NOTE: I am not against stem cell research using adult stem cells...only research that uses embryonic stem cells.
  • Adult stem cells have already been successfully used in human therapies for many years. As of this moment, there are 72 successful treatments/cures using adult stem cells. NO therapies in humans have ever been successfully carried out using embryonic stem cells. In fact, the ONLY reported use of embryonic stem cells in humans was an attempt to cure Parkinson's disease, and resulted in some patients actually becoming worse.
  • Embryonic stem cells are harvested from a human embryo. During the process of harvesting the cells, the embryo is destroyed, thus destroying a human life. In adults, stem sells are obtaqined from body tissues such as bone marrow, umbrilical cord blood, fat cells, etc. There is no damage to the donor in any way.
  • Embryonic stem cells have produced tumors in animal lab testing due to the fact that they continue to replicate themselves indefinately.
  • The harvesting of embyros from women causes substantial risks to the woman donors health. Not to mention the fact that women will be paid to donate their eggs which has the likelyhood to exploit poor and uneducated women.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, you're concerned about ethics, then answer this question:


There is a fire. At one side of the room is a petri dish containing five fertilized embryos, all smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. At the other side is a three-year-old child. The fire is raging so hotly you cannot save both, only one. Which do you choose? The five embryos, or the child? Is it a five-to-one choice for you, or undifferentiated cells vs. a terrified child?


Your answer will show your true ethics. I await it.


David K. M. Klaus
david_k_m_klaus@yahoo.com

Tom said...

Hey David,

Why don't you go back to the witchcraft forums where you belong?

David K. M. Klaus said...

It's been six years and all I get is a very poor insult, and no answer to my question. Given your stated position, it's a valid question. Do you have a valid, prayerful answer? Or are you a weak Christian, unable to handle an intellectual challenge to your faith?

Your faith is made stronger by answering questions such as this, so, six years later, I remember you and that you never answered me.

David K. M. Klaus said...

P. S.: I belong wherever I choose to read. That I read something doesn't mean I subscribe to it, although that concept of reading unusual things for the pleasure of learning may be over your head, Tom.