Public poll, please help! I am conducting a poll on embryonic stem cell research, I appreciate your help..?
What is your view on embryonic stem cell research?
are you for it?
and explain why you feel this way...
other details needed:
political party association?
Thanks for all your help!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I am against stem cell research for two main reasons:
Number one: in order to get the stem cell, from the embryo, the embryo must be killed. This is, basically, killing human life for the prospect of saving another.
Number Two: This is one of the most important, yet least known arguments. In all the research that has been conducted on these types of stem cells throughout the world, not a single person has been cured nor any affliction alleviated. Many scientists, even, have said that there embryonic stem cells are too unpredictable and sporadic to be used as any cure.
Why should we waste money and human life in pursuit of this?
- 1 decade ago
Totally for it. with such controversy over abortion & "the loss of life for the fetus",(assuming this is where most of the stem cells will come from) this research can turn something that is viewed as sinful & bad, into something good & beneficial. The embryo will actually end up giving the gift of life back to someone whose has had tadgedy forced apon them, and is close to losing theirs. The notion that man is playing gods role is crazy. Don't we do that each time we try to revive a dying person? Isn't a person dying the moment when god is calling for them.....
- Anonymous4 years ago
Your science is a bit flawed. If you understood it well enough you could see why some could oppose it. The only stem cells that have helped patients so far are adult stem cells and many. Embryonic stem cell research has not helped a single patient." "It has a zero success rate.-0-Nada-None"" (and that is what we are paying for research now--the success rate of the other is grossly under given money for research--Japan is doing better here with a higher success rate. How do we get stem cells from embryos? They come from the "destruction" of"surplus" IVF embryos or by creating (i.e. cloning) embryos The stem cell research that has worked successfully is adult stem cell therapy. We have known about adult stem cells for about 30 years. We can access adult stem cells in many parts of our own body; the brain, bone marrow, skin, fat and many other locations. (We don't need the embryo as someone already stated) Australian researchers in Melbourne have found a technique which help in getting adult stem cells from the human brain. This could mean a cure for people suffering from Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions that you mentioned. (Australia seems really coming to the top of board lately in research-we need to too) The success of using these cells to treat patients has been impressive. This research does not destroy embryos and does not need cloning. And, what is more, it has been very successful. A recent article in the magazine New Scientist described one type of adult stem cell as "the ultimate stem cell". The media (government) gives the impression that there is no alternative to embryonic stem cell research. That is not true. This is a deception propagated by those with a personal interest in destructive embryonic stem cell research. No one has a right to destroy embryos to do this research. We should push ahead with successful and ethical adult stem cell research which involves no destruction of embryos. Even better, it works What about those warnings. Well they are elaborated." Embronic stem cells have the problem of tissue rejection" The truth of that-Both MAY have a problem with tissue rejection (Neurology today) All surgery which involves using another part (blood transfusions too) that isn't yours May have a problem. This is not funding I support as it is geared to the wrong one. And few know enough. They just accept. "An "older" stem cell can only differentiate into certain types. For instance, bone marrow stem cells can differentiate into white blood cells, red blood cells, and megakaryocytes (cells that become platelets). "Wrong again studies show this. Japan came on strong to show this happens only in FEW cases and the same happened with Embronic stem cells. Our bodies can often reject anything new (as in blood) Those warnings apply to all. Not just one I think the greater part of our money should go to with what works not with the other where NOT ONE case has been successful. With a small amount going to new research Now On Vitro Fertilization--they" Don't" Destroy or Harm the embryos they transfer them to a new environment giving it the conditions it needs to conceive that might be in one's womb. And it works. So your science reasoning on that is flawed. Which is why little objection to it. Science--Life begins at conception
- HarryLv 41 decade ago
I am Nuetral.
If I go against it, there will be someone who will die from something which could have been cured from stem cell reserch. If I am pro for stem cell research, I would be endoursing scientists to continue playing god with unlimited powers. Technology is a double edge sword... It can be used for good and it can be abused.
Political party association: I am neutral (I have picked no sides)
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- Sassy OLD BroadLv 71 decade ago
White, Democrat, Louisiana, 56 yrs.
If stem cell research will help people lead better lives or provide cures for existing conditions like Parkinsons, I'm for it. It's not as if the are "killing" someone. I'm also Pro-choice. Great question to make us think about something important. Godloveya.
- AKA FrogButtLv 71 decade ago
I am definitely for it. I am diabetic and this reasearch can help me as well as millions of others with chronic illnesses and conditions. I am a 59 year old white female who lives in South Eastern Michigan. I WAS always Republican but several years ago I became more of a Democrat. I do not think this should be a political agenda.
- TimLv 41 decade ago
Justification: An embryo isn't a human being. It can't form thoughts, doesn't have feelings, &c. This science shows a lot of promise and should not be hindered by people's beliefs on "souls." I don't believe in souls and as such see no reason why a simple clump of cells is something sacred.
- JBWPLGCSELv 51 decade ago
I'm for whatever will help those who are ill to recover. I'm sure God wants us to all have quality of life. He want's us to be happy. I think God understands and that's why he gave us scientists, so we could learn. God understands a lot more than we think. He gives us life, but it's up to us to make the right decision, we've all been taught right from wrong. Helping to make a life better is right.
43, born a republican, but have been called a left/liberal have been thinking about voting Dem, but I haven't made up my mind yet. I don't think I want to be associated with any political party and I'm from Indiana and I am white
- fatdadslimLv 61 decade ago
stem cell research is an extremely inportant issue,studies in australia at the moment,show it can be used in modern medicine,even helping quad and paraplegics
from the above statement im for it
age fifty eight
- 1 decade ago
I think it is worth doing, but the costs should go down, for a procedure that is available to almost any woman who will have a child.