Why are conservatives so deathly afraid of stem-cell research?

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    Stem-cells have proven to be a real break-through in medicine. Why are conservatives so against research into these stem-cells?
     
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    i can't speak for all conservatives, but I'm not afraid of it. If it has the potential people say it does go for it.
     
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    Hey! As long as the research uses the stem cells of would-be future liberals, slice 'em & dice 'em.
     
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    Stem-cells have proven to be a real break-through in medicine. Why are conservatives so against research into these stem-cells?


    I doubt that any rational person has a problem with stem cell research per se, but stem cell research presents an ethical dilemma. Some see the potential that human fetuses may be aborted simply to provide stem cells for medicine. This practice would be abhorent to anyone who believes in the sanctity of human life.

    However, recently stem cells harvested from the blood in the umbilical cord have shown some promise. If that approach can be developed, then only those with some rather "extreme" views would object to such research. Personally I hope this new approach proves viable.
     
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    Its more of a personal issue than conservative....for me? I have a problem with using an unborn child as research....it probibly has to do with how I look at life. On one hand you can argue the benefits of this in the long term, but the side I am on is that you are tampering with human life...unborn human life that is...if you are an adult and you choose to be a guiney (?) pig than that is your choice...
     
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    I find using an unborn child for research unspeakable,but if they can work with these cells from the umbilical cord,I am o.k. with that. I am firmly pro life and not big on any kind of abortion . At the same time,my stepfather has M.S. and I know more research can help. He isn't severe,just attacks that bother his eyes sometimes and hopefully it stays that way. I know if I had a terminal illness,or God forbis someone I love,I might feel a little different about this kind of research. Something about it just doesn't feel right to me.
     
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    Afraid? Hardly! But that doesnt mean we should pursue growing human embryo to slaughter and test Any more than we are going to do experiments on living people like the nazis did. even if the intentions are good when you mess with human life you are messing with trouble.

    I am fine however, like everyone else in taking cells without the need to kill the embroy like from the umbilical cord.
     
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    All in all, I think that is the entire reason people are so afraid of stem cell research.

    I dont know of anyone who has a problem with taking stem cells from the umbilical cord. However, greed tends to breed corruption and I only hope stem cell research via umbilical cords, etc., isnt like opening a floodgate that is going to escalate into human embryos.

    I'm for stem cell research, but I am a little weary of if society will let it stop there.
     
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    awwww how witty of you.....:rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, it's more about where they get the stem cells than what they do with them.
     

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