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Stem Cell Therapy Pros And Cons

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There are many pros and cons to stem cell therapy. If stem cell therapy can help patients who suffer from diseases that is no cure then why not use it? There have been cases that have helped patients with parkinson’s disease, autoimmune, alzheimers, heart attacks, etc.. Of course, like all other forms of medical treatments there are side effects: the cells not taking, sickness from the therapy, but the biggest is seen when embryonic stem cells are used. I personally see no issue in using adult or umbilical stem cells. There are families who have children with chronic illnesses who need their umbilical cords harvested so that later in life, the cells can help save them. No, this is not a cure but this is a way to better their life. Sometimes, there is just only so much man can do, we are not God, but we do have the resources He has provided us (ncbi.org).

When embryos are used for stem cell treatment, the embryo is destroyed in the process (stemcellresearch.org). There has also been only a few clinical success stories from embryonic stem cell therapy. This is because embryonic stem cells can be easily rejected, just as a kidney can be during a kidney transplant. During this research there have been obstacles. For example, there
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But why not try and push the barriers, of umbilical and adult, until we as a culture know every possibility. If scientists are quick to jump to embryonic research and destroying an embryo in the process, why not take the time and look at every single possible side. I know that not every person in this world has the same worldview as I do. I know that not everyone sees the embryo as sacred as I do, but I do hope that the world would push and challenge every option before this one. The Bible encourages us to stay away from evil even if it is to bring good to others in Romans 3:8
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