And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.- Khalil Gibran
One ethical issue which faces the world currently is the morality of stem cell research; a matter debated globally. In this post, I will argue the principality of stem cell research:
Firstly, some may argue that stem cell research is a just concept. Potentially, stem cell research could help diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s be cured, therefore it may benefit us greatly, medically. On top of this, therapeutic cloning could allow us to make copies of ourselves, therefore meaning transplants can’t go wrong.
In response to this, some would say that embryonic stem cell research is completely immoral. When stem cells are extracted from an embryo, a life is destroyed, effectively classing it as a form of murder. In addition to this, when performing stem cell operations, there may be unknown outcomes and consequences.
One conditional argument is that stem cell research is ok, only if donated or especially developed embryos are used. Although some believe this, another counter-argument lies in the sector saying that to produce an embryo for science is immoral. Is this a decision a person should be free to make however as the parent of a child?
Personally, I believe that stem cell research should be allowed if donated to science. By researching into stem cells, we may impact the future of medicine and coming generations. Researching embryonic stem cells is the next step forward in science.
A deeper look into stem cell controversy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stem_cell_controversy
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