Stem Cell Research
Stem cell research has seen itsÂ potential for progress being curtailed drastically by a myriad ofÂ political, religious and ethical issues â€“ and there is evenÂ opposition from within the medical community itself â€“ which led toÂ the banning of embryonic stem cell research by former President Bush,Â which was later revoked by President Obama in 2009.
ProclaimedÂ as possessing the potential to provide the cure for deadly diseasesÂ such as cancer and spinal cord injuries, the concept revolves aroundÂ the idea that infusion of stem cells into the body of victims willÂ compel the regeneration of damaged cells.
TheÂ controversy over this technology is centered on origin of the stemÂ cells, as the cells are most easily harvested from human fetus. TheÂ fear is that people may begin to grow fetuses for the express reasonÂ of harvesting the stem cells, and in the process, murdering theÂ technically human fetus.
â€˘ I think that research on stem cells, both fetal and adult, should be unrestricted.