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Then why have I seen numerous stories about breakthroughs with adult stem cells, including the ability to essentially convert them into embryonic cells?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0624102413.htm
I'm sure they prefer embryonic stem cells because it's cheaper and easier for them, they have lots of unused embryos from in vitro fertilizations they can use (probably without even asking the parents).
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strangely enough, embryonic stem cells can be obtained without a fetus.
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This is great news. I do believe that we need to research all types of stem cells, but I fully support researching embryonic stem cells. The US has fallen way behind other countries in recent years when it comes to research in general.

I find it odd that people are having issues with allowing research on embryonic stem cells. A lot of people make it sound like the scientists are stealing the embryos out of their mothers wombs. All of the embryos used in research are either from abortions, or unused fertilized embryos. So people would rather have these embryos become trash instead of potentially creating life changing treatments. Sort of like picking fruit off a tree and then just letting it rot instead of eating it.
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People who oppose using embryos for stem cell research are no different than people who oppose using animals in research. The only difference is how one defines life.
    
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By that logic it's also completely ok to expirement on human corpses because "they don't care" anymore.
But it is ok to expirement on corpses, it has happened for thousands of years. Universities use cadavers all the time to teach students medical related things. Bodies and embryos are not living "beings", they are not like living cats or humans, so using them for research is completely fine and moral.
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But it is ok to expirement on corpses, it has happened for thousands of years. Universities use cadavers all the time to teach students medical related things. Bodies and embryos are not living "beings", they are not like living cats or humans, so using them for research is completely fine and moral.
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It's only because the mods have been deleting everything and anything in this thread that might conflict with other forum users' viewpoints regarding any of the issues around the research. I'm sure if the posts had been left there would be plenty of arguing etc
I know that. I am more or less stating that about the lack of one word, one picture, generally useless posts.
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This is great news. I do believe that we need to research all types of stem cells, but I fully support researching embryonic stem cells. The US has fallen way behind other countries in recent years when it comes to research in general.

I find it odd that people are having issues with allowing research on embryonic stem cells. A lot of people make it sound like the scientists are stealing the embryos out of their mothers wombs. All of the embryos used in research are either from abortions, or unused fertilized embryos. So people would rather have these embryos become trash instead of potentially creating life changing treatments. Sort of like picking fruit off a tree and then just letting it rot instead of eating it.
I would rather the embryos be allowed to develop, rather than be experimented upon OR thrown away.
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Stem cell research isn't bad because they're aborted babies so unless you want to throw the baby corpses away, it'd better be devoted to science to save lives.
    
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I would rather the embryos be allowed to develop, rather than be experimented upon OR thrown away.
That's what would happen in a perfect world, but alas we don't.

Because of this there are a large number of embryos destined for the trash can. I feel that it is morally wrong not to use embryos destined to be trashed for research.

If I were an embryo that was discarded, I would much rather be used for research then just be incinerated.
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