Stem Cell Research Legislation If a choice can be made between the life of an embryo or the life of adults, which should be made? Should embryos be used when the nation has abortion laws? What is wrong with using discarded embryos if they can make a difference in health problems? All of these questions continue to be asked when it comes to the moral, ethical, and legal issues concerning stem cell research. Marta Kirejczyk (2009) states, “Human embryo research is a socially and politically complex and controversial issue. It provokes ethical questions on which a consensus seems nearly impossible” (p.277). Studying the past legislation of stem cell research legislation, the legislation of different countries on stem cell research, and the...The end:
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