Conducting a survey for a school project: What is your view on embryonic stem cell research?

Embryonic stem cell research is an area of extremely controversial debate. Stem cells show promise to solving many diseases including Parkinson's disease and heart problems. Scientists obtain the stem cells from a 5 day old blastocyst (collection of cells about the size of a pinhead). The stem cells can be... show more Embryonic stem cell research is an area of extremely controversial debate. Stem cells show promise to solving many diseases including Parkinson's disease and heart problems. Scientists obtain the stem cells from a 5 day old blastocyst (collection of cells about the size of a pinhead). The stem cells can be introduced to broken down areas of the body and they will change into the cells necessary to fix the area. Stem cells can be taken from adults as well as blastocysts, but when they are taken from adults they can only change into the types of cells where they came from (only 5 types). Right to life activists are against the research, because in order to obtain the stem cells a potential life must be destroyed. People in favor of the research state that the research will benefit millions of people as opposed to the one life. Also, the eggs they receive for the research are leftovers from fertility clinics that would be incinerated anyway.

I'm conducting a survey on personal views on embryonic stem cell research, what do you believe?
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