The Use Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research ( Escr ) For The Treatment Of Disease

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The use of Embryonic Stem Cell Research (ESCR) for the treatment of disease is fraught with ethical issues. As embryos are destroyed in the name of said research, many people view the use of embryonic stem cells as the destruction of human life; religious groups such as Buddhists, Hindus and Catholics were questioned via face to face interviews, the data gathered from these interviews showed three major concerns, namely: the sanctity of human life, do no harm, and, what research the stem cells were being used for (Sivaraman and Noor, 2016).However, those with no religious affiliation may also find issue with the use of ESCR to further treatment of illness and disease. This may be due to scientific misconception perpetuated by the media, pro-life advocates that use propaganda to further their anti-abortion stance and some members of the public naturally finding the idea abhorrent within their own set of beliefs and sense of morality (Martin, et al, 2005).
To examine fully whether ESCR is ethical, first the guidelines and procedures of stem cell research must be understood. What is an embryonic stem cell? How do research scientists gain access to embryonic stem cells? How will this research benefit society? And, is there another method of gaining access to stem cells that causes less of an ethical quandary than the use of embryonic stem cells? These are valid questions that require answering before an ethical decision can be formulated.
Human embryonic stem cells are immature…

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