Orwellian Stem Cell Research?
Romney, who might be running for President next time around, has restricted stem cell research, saying that the he wants to stop an Orwellian future.
I’m all for stem cell research – I honestly do believe that understanding the developmental mechanisms in our cells will help us better understand cellular and biochemical processes and may lead to cures for diseases.
However, I am a bit torn about the creation of embryos for research purposes. Is that really necessary? Are there better ways? I have not taken a look at this issue in a while (stupid work!) but I think the entire stem cell controversy deserves a closer look. I disagree that stem cells are the ‘new abortion’ as stated in the article. However, I don’t know how I feel about creating embryos in the lab to further research.
What do you think?