I recently had a conversation with an ex-lawyer regarding stem cell research. I would suppose that most of you are against embryonic stem-cell research. However, this ex-lawyer believes that if abortions are going to continue, why can’t we just use those embryonic stem-cells? The main thrust to his argument was the fact that we will take the organs from another human who was murdered and send those off to be transplanted into others thus possibly saving many lives.
His argument was first that abortion is murder and consequently, the aborted fetus (his terms) should be looked at as “just another murder victim.” He argued further that the stem-cells are nothing more than donated organs. Second, he argued that we should make the best of a bad situation and try to help as many others as possible.
What do you think?
Now, I was having this discussion because I completely disagree with his line of thinking. With that being said, I would like to use this discussion to initiate a conversation here. I realize this is a touchy subject and we don’t want beligerant comments. I ask that you keep it civil even with those who disagree and remember that we are discussing this in a venue where are aim is to glorify God in all that we say and write.