Letter – Stem cell research is a wastePresident George W. Bush was not doing a disservice by having a ban on embryonic stem cell research. Using embryos for stem cell research involves the killing of human life.
To the editor:
President George W. Bush was not doing a disservice by having a ban on embryonic stem cell research. Using embryos for stem cell research involves the killing of human life. Besides that ethical problem, embryonic stem cell research shows no future and therefore is a waste of money.
Information coming out of private research that continued embryonic stem cell research versus research on adult stem cells, reveals that adult stem cell research has developed cures for diseases – 80 known cures and successful human therapies for conditions including arthritis, cancers, diabetes, leukemia, lupus, lymphoma, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and Parkinson’s have been developed through adult stem cells.
Embryonic stem cell research shows no promise of ever producing any cures for any diseases. Scientists have tried and failed for more than 20 years to develop safe and effective treatments for diseases using embryonic stem cells. Complex problems include tissue rejection, genetic instability and the forming of tumors and terratomas. These results verify that the sole purpose of embryonic stem cells is to create a complete baby.
Barack Obama announced the lifting of the ban. Billions would be saved yearly by not doing embryonic stem cell research. Our economic crisis should dictate better common sense than wasting money for a project that not only has no future, but is immoral.
A natural food supplement known as StemEnhance makes use of stem cells in the body and produces more stem cells and repairs systems in the body. This development and successful research with adult stem cells makes embryonic stem cell research foolish and economically irresponsible.
Evelyn A. Guggisberg