I am not up on the latest objections to stem cell/cord research to be honest, I would imagine the objections have to do with such issues as :
---man playing God with the origins of life.
---potential for cloning 'experiments' and THAT Pandora's box.
The ethics of these situations can be questionable in my mind. Your intentions were honorable, Roland, but what of the researchers?? Does it bother you..wondering what they are possibly doing with your baby's tissues??
I recall the woman who had another child specifically to save the life of her firstborn...the second child became a tissue 'donor' for the first....without informed consent. This troubled me...what value do we truly place on individuality and human rights if this is what we are reduced to??
I remember being troubled by TPTB in their quest for organ and tissue donors after brain and actual death as well....such propietary entitled behaviors by the Lifecare type organizations...all the paperwork and questions surrounding a person's death if family chose to NOT donate to their organization. It bothered me on a deeply personal level.
Just some random thoughts this morning....not meant to be argumentative at all. I admit I am one who believes we too often go too far in 'playing God' with today's 'modern medical techniques'. But where and how do we draw a line?
A related thread asks what we are doing to our prodigy..with all our engineering...what will we reproduce? Are civilized countries effectively doing away with our health...and mankind's future ... with all our 'experimenting'?
This is a deeply personal issue for many I know....and I certainly have no answers, just a lot of questions.
Good thoughtful thread Roland.