Stem Cell Debate Renewed
Members of A Rose and a Prayer are hoping that 2,500 roses will help turn away a bill that would regulate embryonic stem cell research. The bill would allow embryonic stem cell research using leftover embryos from infertility clinics, while banning cloning. The measure would set up a regulatory framework for government-funded embryonic stem cell research as well as set out rules for donation of embryos for research.
Supporters say it would encourage research here by creating a predictable environment. The research, they claim, could help attain cures to diseases such as Lou Gehrig's and Alzheimer's. They say embryonic cells hold the greatest potential because they are essentially human blanks that have not yet developed into specialized tissue.
Opponents say embryonic stem cell research is tantamount to murder because embryos could be destroyed in the process of harvesting the stem cells. They claim the focus should be on what is known as adult stem cell research, which uses stem cells culled form sources such as umbilical cord blood or bone marrow.
But both sides are firm in their views as Charlotte Broussard, Joy Greggo and former state Republican Party Executive Director David Crossan learned when they delivered roses to the bill's chief House co-sponsor, Deborah Hudson, R-Fairthorne.
There are many views with this topic as stated in the article. There are many controversial issues but if this bill is passed it holds great opportunity and advancements for Embryonic Stem Cell Research because this will allow government funding towards the research which is needed to aid in the further advancements that will be on the verge.
Although as stated by the opponents that there are other forms of stem cell research the Embryonic has the best chances to cure dieases such Lou Gehrig's and Alzheimer's while other stem cell research such as Adult stem cell research will only go so far. So there are alternatives but the Embryonic Stem Cell research is the best because the cells come from the person who will cause a faster recognition of the cells and eventually replace the damaged or infected cells with new cells and the disease will be cured.
Again the opponent insists that the “embryonic stem cell research is tantamount to murder because embryos could be destroyed in the process of harvesting the stem cells” (Jackson). But although the embryos might be destroyed they are going to a good cause that could soon find the cures for many affiliating disease which kill many people in this country. The cells from the embryo have not yet developed into specialized tissue. Providing the best way to cure disease because they can be used to renew cells from many dieses not such any specialized kind of disease but many. Unlike the adult stem cell research which only can be used for some specific cell replacement the Embryonic Stem cell research is more beneficial to cure diseases because different cells can be affiliated.
Although both sides have strict views and during the hearing they pressed there views the senate decided that the hearing will be passed then the bill will stated again in the house. This was a win because if the bill does pass it can eventually save many lives in the future in the Embryonic Stem Cell field.