As we have already talk before that there’s 2 type of stem cell that was usually used for the scientist to do the research, there’s embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. The most controversial is embryonic stem cells, because of using embryo in 4-6 days old, means that we’ve to killed that embryo and using it for research and reduce someone illnesses, that’s the point why is stem cell research controversial scientific field. Embryonic stem cell (ESC) research has been a source of ethical, legal, and social controversy since the first successful culturing of human ECSs in the laboratory in 1998.
The controversy has slowed the pace of stem cell science and shaped many aspects of its subsequent development. Opponents of embryonic stem cell research compare the destruction of an embryo to an abortion. They believe that the embryo constitutes life because it has the potential to fully develop into a human being. Those against embryonic stem cell use believe that it is unethical and immoral to destroy one life to save another.
Embryonic stem cells are derived from the foetus-research into the therapeutic properties of these stem cells and have triggered massive debate amongst politicians, religious groups, the general public and lastly, between the scientists. By using stem cells and discarding the embryo, it is thought that human life is ultimately de-valued by this act and is paving a slippery slope for further scientific procedures that similarly de-value life. In particular, many religious groups who are adamantly pro-life have condemned embryonic stem cell research and all of its applications. Other arguments against embryonic stem cells cite the fact that adult stem cells are the ones currently being used in therapies and thus, there is no need to even venture into embryonic stem cell territory.
Those who support embryonic stem cell research believe that an embryo is not equivalent to human life because it is inside the womb. Those who Support also contend that the societal costs of many diseases and conditions, both in monetary and suffering aspects, means that the ethical concerns regarding embryonic stem cell usage are not sufficient to warrant discontinuation of this promising therapy.