I’ve had some time to think about this. There are a lot of ways to obtain stem cells aside from the methods deemed to be immoral (apparently from test tube fetuses?). Stem cells can be obtained from bone marrow, from umbillical cords, and I have heard some argument that aborted fetuses of the appropriate age could be used to obtain the needed stem cells for further research, though I haven’t studied this last bit too terribly in depth.
Stem cell research has the potential to revolutionize medical science and change the world as we know it for the better. However, the moral question still remains. Is it worth it to do the dirty deed for the greater good?
I still don’t know how I feel about this one. All I can really say is that I think that stem cell research has the potential to do a great amount of good, with a minimum amount of harm. And if it were possible that aborted fetuses could provide the stem cells needed for research, and since abortion is legal and happens every day and this is a fact we must all accept… where is the harm in giving those lost lives meaning?