Essay about Social And Legal Implications : Stem Cell Research

1950 Words Nov 20th, 2014 8 Pages
Social and legal implications:
Embryonic and fetal stem cells are both heavily contested topics as the thought of destroying human life at any stage has always been a topic of debate by a large faction of the nation. It is usually religious beliefs people are affiliated with, that drive them to advocate for the end of stem cell research. The Supreme Court was of no help or harm in this matter as the philosophical ruling that all life is sacred or that life starts at conception is admittedly a difficult decision. It is this existential divide that causes stem cell research to be a political anchor in what the voter chooses, and it only serves to drive people further apart in the pro-choice and pro-life movement. The majority of industrialized countries have accepted all forms of stem cell research with only some smaller countries of the world banning all research. Adult stem cell collection is not nearly as contested or controversial an issue as embryonic stem cell research as adult stem cell harvesting is an easily consented and simple process, while embryonic research involves the destruction of human embryos. Not much is being restricted given how much is opposed, and many feel that lines must be drawn or the respect and integrity lent to human life will grow more relaxed in nature leading to experimentation inhumane in its ambition. Stem cell methods of treatment are sometimes not advisable and are treated more as experimental therapies than actual treatments. Even…

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