Thursday, September 18, 2008

Why I am against Embryonic Stem cell research.

It surprises me greatly the number of Christians that I come across that support seeking cures for diseases through embryonic stem cell research. I am saddened that many of them don't recognise the embryo as human life.

There are several reasons I am against ESCR.

The first is because I am Catholic and the church teaches that an embryo is human and it is wrong and immoral to take human life. The church is our mother. She tells us these things because she cares about us and wants to guide us in making decisions.

The second reason I am against ESCR is because we cannot choose who to give basic human rights to and who not too.

As soon as we start choosing a group and saying they shouldn't have the same basic rights that I have, we start going down a slippery slope.

Stage one is the embryo is just a cluster of cells. Lets use this embryo to look for a cure for a diabetic.

Stage two says this person that has just been in a car accident and is now brain damaged wouldn't want to live like this. Lets give this person a lethal injection so that they die. Or else, lets starve/dehydrate this person to death. Never mind that it is cruel and unusual punnishment. They are less human than others that don't have brain damage.

I pray every day that scientists would stop using embryo's for research. We are already on the slippery slope that takes away basic rights of the human in his/her mother's womb. I ask all to recognise that human life in all stages deserve the same rights and to be treated with dignity.


HomeGrownKids said...

Oh I so agree! While I"m not surprised that the word takes the views that it does, I too am astounded at how many Christ followers think this is acceptable, for the good of mankind. Wow, now that leaves me gobsmacked- there is so much wrong in that line of thinking.

Great post!

Annelisa. said...

well said. we can not create life so therefore it is not our right to take it away.

Michele said...

iam against it simply because its immoral and its a lack of respect for life, and for God.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Therese

"The church is our mother. She tells us these things because she cares about us and wants to guide us in making decisions"

Beautiful. I can't stand it when people accuse the Church of 'imposing their morals on us'. The Church cares for us so much because her primary objective is to lead all souls to Christ, thus the reason why she instructs us morally. It's up to us, of course, to believe what the Church teaches. However to be a true Catholic, you're either 'with it' or not - you can't agree with some morals and disagree with others.

I also thank you for standing up for life. Keep up the good work!


Anonymous said...

Beautifully put. Like HomeGrownKids says I too find it very difficult to understand people who call themselves Christian who have no problem with experimenting on and killing human beings at the beginning of their lives.
I am also infuriated by those who drag out some (less than well informed) disabled person to speak for all of us with disabilities and say we want this horrible 'science' to go ahead!

Therese said...

Shell, JDRF will often take a young child with diabetes to lobby for ESCR. It makes me mad. I find that many of them exaggerate what care a diabetic child needs and try and tug at the heart strings of politicians.

Shirley said...

What "they" try to suppress is the fact that adult stem cell research is proving much more effective then embryonic, and no loss of life. Of course, that doesn't suit Satan's agenda, now does it?

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