After eight years of restrictions under the Bush administration, the US has approved government funding for ‘ethical’ stem cell research. The move has re-opened the debate on the morality of stem cell research and the use of tax-payers to fund it. Should stem-cell research be kept out of politics?
There’s no shortage of enthusiasm for the move. For many it’s a great day for scientific research – the US has finally joined the stem cell race in full force.
Other’s are not impressed. “We don’t think any taxpayer should have to fund research that relies on destroying early human life,” said Richard Doerflinger from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
For Danielle7993 the killing of embryos is an unfortunate sacrifice to have to make to save many more people. ‘Disagree with me all you want but, either way you look at the argument, there are going to be sacrifices that you will have to make to achieve the best option,’ she says.