Embryonic stem cell research is an unethical practice because it involves the direct killing of human embryos. As LifeNews previously reported, the president of the Life Issues Institute, Dr. Jack Willke, explained it like this: “Embryonic stem cells are obtained from four-day-old living human embryos. This tiny human is cut open and embryonic stem cells are extracted from him or her.
He added, “The process directly kills a four-day-old human. Because of this direct killing, the method of ‘harvesting’ these cells has been roundly condemned by traditional ethicists.”
Additionally, not only is the practice unethical, it’s also ineffective. Chuck Donovan, the president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List said, “For decades, stem cells obtained by destroying unique, living human beings were heralded for their potential ability to cure numerous diseases and conditions. However, while funding for this morally objectionable research initially boomed, efficacious therapies did not.”
In contrast, there has been huge success with adult stem cell research.
Dr. David Prentice, a stem cell research expert, said, “Besides treatments associated with cancers and anemias, adult stem cells are now showing success at treating heart damage, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, juvenile diabetes, and dozens of other diseases. And by the way, adult stem cells also have the only reported case of successful treatment of a Parkinson’s patient documented in the scientific literature.”
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Right to Life of Michigan recently shared the story of a young man who beat cancer thanks to adult stem cells. Learn about his remarkable recovery in the video below.