What are your thoughts on gene therapy? - page 2

:stone :dance: :idea: There have beeen a lot of pro and cons in the news lately on the use of gene therapy. Some people feel that it's playing God, others feel it's unethical, because the genes... Read More

  1. by   FranEMTnurse
    Hello Micro,
    I agree that stem cell research does show a lot of promise, but why should a little baby's life be sacrificed when some of the same benefits could be discovered from the cells and genes from umbilical cords that are usually discarded anyway?
    I too am an organ donor. In fact, I carry a special donor card. I feel that if any good can be
    done for someone else after I'm finished with my body, then I say, "Have at it." It's not going to do me any good anymore anyway.

  2. by   nurs4kids
    I'm in agreement with you. I am a Christian, but that doesn't stop me from loving my children or the children of other's. I think any honest parent in their right mind, faced with the decision of using embryo's to save their child's life vs "maintaining morality" would choose to save their child's life. I know I would. I agree with whoever said that as long as abortion is legal, this should also be legal. What's the difference in "aborting" for convinence and embyroinc stem cell?? One wastes a life, the other has the possibility to save many.

    However, I do feel there should be strict guidelines and highly enforced.

    just mho
  3. by   nurs4kids

    fyi..Brian ran a poll last year on this same topic...interesting responses

  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Yes, the replies must have been interesting. I didn't know the subjest had been brought up previously.