Essay On Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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One of the most controversial topics today is the use of embryonic stem cells for research. There are many debates regarding this topic. A man known as Rahul Singh Gupta believes that there is too high of a risk in embryonic stem cell research. Gupta believes that people may take advantage of this and use stem cell research to do illegal things. This includes the black market sale of kidneys and other duplicated organs. I too agree with his opinion. There is just too high of an exploitation rate. Another downside to embryonic stem cell research is that it raises ethical issues. Overall, we should control stem cell research in order to prevent it from being placed in the wrong hands.
A big concern regarding embryonic stem cell research is the exploitation and commercialism of duplicated organs. About 10,000 black market organs are sold, annually. That’s approximately a little more than 1 per hour. People can take advantage of embryonic cells in order to duplicate organs and cell them. According to the World Health Organization, a person can pay up to $200,000 for a kidney. That’s music to an organ …show more content…

In order to extract the stem cells, a human embryo is destroyed. Some people believe this is taking one human life to help another’s. Why do this? Think of all the potential the healthy embryo has. It could have been a future president, for all we know. There is a debate about when an embryo actually becomes “alive.” Those who oppose embryonic stem cell research believe that once the sperm cell meets an egg and becomes a zygote, it should be considered as a life form. According to religions such as Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, life begins at conception. This means that using embryos for specific stem cells is the unjustified killing of innocent lives. This was the main reason President Bush banned federal funding of research on the topic in August the 9th, of

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