Embryonic Stem Cell research is a dead end. There has been nothing valuable resulting from it, but the pro-death crowd wants it to continue so that they can say that some “good” comes out of abortion.
BTW, since Roe vs Wade, over 60 MILLION lives have been snuffed out. That rivals the death count of some very nasty 20th Century Dictators, whose names I shall not mention, in order to be in compliance with “Goodwin’s Law”.
Meanwhile, Stem Cell research that is NOT from aborted babies continues quietly, saving and restoring lives.
“the pro-death crowd wants it to continue so that they can say that some good comes out of abortion.”
Bingo! Bears repeating.
The only thing embrionic stems cells could ever be used for it pure research and even that is limited, we could do a lions share of the research on Embryonic Chimpanzee stem cells instead because a lot of the embryonic research is to determine HOW they work. Then only finish up using human fetal stem cells to fill in the small gaps left over.
Using Fetal stem cells as a base material in treatments is just plain dumb as you will still have the issue of tissue rejection and the cell going rouge easier and becomming cancerous as in that stage they are programed to reprocude heavily....
Adult stems cells are better because the body already has them, they are already “pre-programmed” to not be “fetal-istic” in their roles and we have also figured out how to isolate them. Plus if you extract stems cells from someone, multiply them and inject them back in there is absolutely NO chance of tissue rejection.
The fetal stem cells we need for “pure research” can esily be supplied using unbilical cord cells, miscarraiges caused by trauma like car accidents, etc... (you don’t want miscarriges caused by genetic disorders). There is no need for giant quantities of fetal stem cells for “end treatment”, as the fetal cells are only needed for pure lab research such as determining the mechanisms for cell growth a difrentiation.
Once we know that, it can be applied to adult stem cells which can save millions more lives than having to steal raw material from actual fetuses that could be carcinogenic.
That is the only caveat for even NEEDING to use fetal stem cells. It would only be a reasearch tool ONLY and would NEVER want to use fetuses as a “Stem Cell Crop” for the raw material for actual treatments.
Of course Planned Un-Parenthood would love to get another “Cash Crop” and would love to use “fetal stem cell treatment” as an excuse to do so.
doesn’t blood from the umbilical cord contain the same stem cells?