Stem Cell Controversies

By: Marissa Emlet & Leah Gutshall

The Good

Many believe that stem cells procedures are not unethical because the embryos are left over from in-vitro fertilization and would otherwise be destroyed. Most of the embryos used in stem cell procedures are made in a lab and stem cells are then collected.

...And the bad

Some people compare stem cell treatments to an abortion. Others think that human life is de-valued because after the stem cells are gathered the embryo is thrown out. People believe that we should only use adult stem cells for these treatments rather than embryonic cells.