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.