There has been controversy over creating human embryos for stem cell research. It is an argument of life and death. This debate is being compared to the arguments made on abortion because some people may feel that a human embryo is a life form since it has potential of a living organism from the moment it was created. Some people feel that human embryos deserve respect. From a different perspective, others may say that human embryos do not regard lives, and have no principle from the time it is used and destroyed while it is in research because embryos are not fully a human. Dan W. Brock discusses the issue of destroying human embryos, and if this policy is morally necessary in his article, “Creating Embryos for Use in Stem Cell Research.”
President Bush offered a policy that agreed to financially support the embryonic stem cell research, but was limited to cell lines that were already in existence meaning there could not be anymore further destruction towards any human embryos. Although Bush passed this policy, it was more of a restricted policy since there could not be anymore destruction of human embryos. On the
other hand, the Obama administration’s policy allows funding for stem cells created by the use of embryos that were left over from in IVH. These embryos were meant for reproductive purposes. The funding is not provided for embryos made for research, just the embryos that are left over for reproduction purposes, or by somatic cell nuclear transfer.
As a matter of fact, a human embryo is not fully a human with ethical position, or a person with intermediate ethical position with its destruction. A human embryo could either be a possible or potential human being because of its potential. But just because it has potential, a human embryo still does not have their right to be born, or have a right to know that it has potential. We need to take note that most fertilized embryos die before they complete fetal development successfully to become born a...