Stem Cell Research From Aborted Babies Should Be Banned
NURUL FAIQAH BINTI MOHD NOR
BABIES SHOULD BE
3 MAIN POINTS:
Contains no humanity action
Face a lot of unsolved financial issues
WHAT IS STEM CELL??
Adult stem cell: can be found in
A stem cell is a cell that still immature
and potentially specialised and
modified into various types of other
different cell all over the body.
Embryonic stem cell: cell that
is produced as soon as new
fertilized egg begins to
undergo further division.
Stem cell research requires the early embryo to be
destroyed in order to obtain embryonic stem cell. In
the other words, this means destroying a potential
According to a research from an article of
‘Embryonic Stem Cell Research: An Ethical
Dilemma’, the article is discussing about the
real status of an early developed embryo that
have its own dignity and we should give full
respect of a person same just like others
although that embryo still does not have the
vivid characteristics of a person. This is because
that embryo is said to be a human being in the
Various religions in this world are strongly disagrees
about the stem cell research derived from aborted
Conservative Protestant Churches, Roman
Catholic, and Orthodox define the early
developing embryo has the human status from
the beginning of the conception.
Islam and Judaism define an early
embryo will have full status of a
human after 40 days of fertilization.
The stem cell
from the aborted
babies contains no
This research leads to illegal abortion act.
According to Wertz D., an author of ‘History of Us:
Stem Cell Research Gene Therapy’, this kind of
action is strongly objected by President of United
State of America, Barrack Obama. He said that, the
act of abortion was frowned upon by the
government. Congress extremely does not want to
be involved of any accountability to abortion. That
was until Obama came on the scene.
There are another alternative ways to inculcate in
order to get stem cell despite of embryonic stem
cell originated from abortion.
According to Cohen M., he stated that
rather than abortion, stem cell from
research can be collected by using cord
blood. This kind of method absolutely a
method with no pain as well as its clones
version does not dealing with life of
humans. Furthermore, cord blood has
been very successful in curing 77 diseases
Stem cell research
derived from aborted
babies is facing a lot
of unsolved financial
This research is a high cost requirement
According to Jones D and Byrne, the
authors of ‘Stem Cell Research and
Cloning: Contemporary Challenges to Our
Humanity, stem cell therapy is one of the
research initiative that have become the
dominant trend of the high cost rescue
medicine in spite of a high tech research.
Political leaders debating over the financial
According to Yale Journal of Biology and
Medicine written by Varnee Murugan, on
August 2001, President of United
States, George W. Bush made a full decision in
banning the federal funding for all the
research regarding the recent created human
embryonic stem cell lines.
As a citizen with humanity and high in intellectual education, there is no
doubt for us to keep on going with this kind of heartless research.
In spite of using aborted embryos for the research, there are a
lot of other great alternatives that can be practiced.
The reasons of why we should be banned this stem cell research
should be emphasized to our new generation.
It is no doubt that stem cell research derived from the aborted babies should
be banned due to its ethical wrong, contains no humanity action as well as
unsolved financial issues that curb around this research.
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