Finn d'Abuzz wrote:
Sorry - You corrected your statement that stem cell research is banned in America. I missed it.
In my response to you I succumbed to sarcasm for which I also apologize.
Finn - I assume you are religious for one reason - you seem uninterested in the biological facts.
"Did you know that human embryos are exactly identical in stage to all the other embryos on the planet in the early stages of development?
finn wrote: Oh grand, another biology lesson.
Portal Star wrote:
A fetus starts out as something like a parasite.
Comparing an embryo to a parasite is a huge stretch, and totally ignores the fundamental biological imperative of reproduction. A full grown gorilla is something like a parasite too if you allow your definitions to be broad enough."
Actually, an embryo starts out almost exactly like a parasite. This is part of why the female body often rejects it. The embryo actually has to fight and overcome conditions in the womb to be able to feed in the womb. Biology is weird like that. It has to do with competition for survival.
I consider the biological facts to be important here. If you are uncaring about science (the material facts), doesn't that immediately make your concerns religious ones? Or do you have a strong moral sentiment about potential not stemming from a religious view?
Are you a vegan?
You may find this suprising, but I also think it is morally wrong to kill a fetus. However, I think it is more wrong to tell a woman she cannot control her own body, to have the government force her into life decisions she does not want.
I believe the woman, a being which has senses, feelings, a brain, a life, experiences, and judgement, is one hundred times more valuable than a speck of undeveloped genetic material. I would protect that human's rights and choices over that potential anyday.
I thought Bush signed something that banned stem cell research in America. I don't have a valid information source to back this up, I have only heard people complaining about it. What -are- the laws in America?
If it isn't allowed it makes me sad because I think that stem cell research would be of enough benefit to humanity that it is worth the cost of having to experiment on fetuses.