Crazy Pete’s Embryonic Stem Cell Emporium

Again, you just have to love Steven Crowder.  He has a great way of presenting relevant topics in an easy to understand format.  This week it’s Embryonic Stem Cells!

Now I don’t consider myself an expert on stem cells – adult or embryonic – but I am pro-life (hey, there’s a shock!).  Sure there are embryos that will not be used in fertility clinics and we can argue the viability of destroying them or using them for science.  OK, let’s say that we could use these embryos that will be “discarded” anyway.  What happens after that supply runs out?  Where will the researchers get the specimens?  There could be a time where these are actually harvested from women much like a crop in the field.  Of course, this is pure speculation on my part or maybe the plot line of some sci-fi movie I caught late one night.

Contrary to popular belief, President Bush did not outlaw research on Embryonic stem cells, but he did outlaw the harvesting of new embryos for the purpose of research.  This seemed reasonable to me as a starting point.  What have the researchers gained from the availability of the Embryonic stem cells?  Maybe one of our readers can help me out with that one.  President Obama recently recinded this 2001 policy so it’s full steam ahead!

On the other hand, there have been many advances with the Adult Stem Cells.  The research is busting out all over and making incredible advances.  This begs the question…why are we spending so much valuable time and money on an unproven theory of the holy grail of embryonic stem cells when the adult stems cells present such promise?  I can’t answer that question, but I’m sure Planned Parenthood has some stake in the policy. 

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

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