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Jack Sisson's Life Ethics Blog

We must find new ways through many ethical issues, especially regarding bioethics, medical ethics, and criminal justice. Jack Sisson's 'Life Ethics' blog focuses on numerous areas of concern, including the philosophical and ethical dilemmas surrounding stem-cell research, abortion, medical research, and health care.

COME ON!!! First, I'd like to thank my undergraduate alma mater, The University of Wisconsin, for providing the lines.

The Article of Discussion: Human Embryonic Stem Cells Have the Potential to Develop into Eggs and Sperm in the Laboratory

Now, let's get down to business. First off, it's private dollars so I can't really criticize too much since it's not my tax dollars "at work". However, since the interest made by my tuition almost a decade ago is undoubtedly paying for at least a syringe, I feel I'm well in the clear to rant. Stem cell research is here to stay and while I will strictly defend the conservative position, I can at least live in the real world. Rather than using the time and money to cure illnesses and create genetic therapies, let's...oh, I don't know, use it for assisting with reproduction. Hello?! You're going to rip through thousands of "maybe-babies" in the process of developing these stem cell lines to aid with the creation of thousands of "maybe-babies" for infertile couples? Is it just me, or is there something seriously amiss here? Are people really that starved for a child that a) they can't use other means b) can't adopt c) get over it if a) and b) aren't going to happen?

From Toni's (6/12) Saving Lives vs. Saving Human Lives post via fljerseyboy:

I seem to recall that the birth rate in the US has actually crossed the line: married couples on average are having fewer than two children. Which yields (or will yield) a negative population growth.

Now seems an appropriate time to address this: Earth is not running out of people. We do not need to make more right now. Oh yes, that quote--with the influx of immigrants every year, that should keep our numbers at least even here in the states. Coming from an immigrant family, I'm all for letting them in. (I'm a bad Conservative, I know.) The point is that there are already too many people on the Earth and we're better off taking care of the ones that are already here than worrying about adding more.

I guess you could make a point that is very pro-stem cell research too from that last comment. And that's ok; like I said, we all know Stem Cell Research is here to stay. I'd just rather see it used to cure my uncle's brain cancer than making the day of some wannabe parent. I guess I'm selfish like that.

Here's another one from Belgium
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