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Fetal Tissue Research
Transcript of Fetal Tissue Research
It is a research method in which scientists would take tissue from a fetus and study it's properties.
The fetus was either taken from donation through elective abortions or donations through miscarriages. Fetal Tissue was very controversial because of the connection it had with abortion
Those who opposed abortion believed that it would justify the abortion itself. Cons Pros Con Was once mishandled and "ugly" according to my interview In 2009 President Obama lifted the ban and allowed funding for this research. Any questions This method of research is no longer used. Embryonic Stem Cell Research:
A research method much like fetal tissue research.
The difference is the way the cells are cultivated. These cells are obtained by donated embryos.
After a couple completes IVF treatments they have leftover embryos and if they chose to donate them they are used for this research This research is going on today. Embryonic Stem Cell Research is controversial because pro life activists believe life begins at conception and destroying an embryo that could have become a human life is still seen as murder. Pros Cells at the beginning stages are not at all specialized.
Studies show many potential cures.
Treatments for diseases that have never seen any kind of recovery could be seen.
Brings hope for many who have given up all hope. Before donations were available abortions were the source for the tissue.
There was also fear of the repercussions that would occur if successful treatments were found.
Human trafficking for 'parts' was a scary possibility. Just like fetal tissue research, the potential is enormous.
100 million Americans suffer from diseases that could be more effectively treated or even cured due to this research, according to an article by Deborah White It could help those who deal with: Looking at embryonic stem cell research from the point of view of an unborn fetus is an effective way pro-life activist target the emotions of an audience. Scientist avoided disclosing important information to avoid controversy like where the tissue came from and at what stage in development it was acquired. Research was in big need of regulation. Instead President Bush stepped in 2001 and banned the research completely through executive order. He was quoted in saying:
"Today… we will bring the change that so many scientists and researchers, doctors and innovators, patients and loved ones have hoped for, and fought for, these past eight years.... Ultimately, I can not guarantee that we will find the treatments and cures we seek. No President can do that. But I can promise that we will seek them-- actively, responsibly, and with the urgency required to make up for lost ground. "
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