Transplanting fetal cells is an issue that is considered by some as a like saver, and at the same time considered murder by others. It is a very controversial subject, which can be looked at in different ways. Once researched, people make their own personal opinion on the subject. Many who develop their own “views” have no background knowledge of it, which should not be done. After reading, “Difficult Decisions: Fetal Cell Transplants,” I have developed my own opinion.
In certain situations, it is almost the right thing to do, in my mind. Many children are the result of an “accident.” A portion of those fetuses are aborted. By donating, you can help save a life. In the United States alone, 1.
5 million fetuses are aborted each year. Why not put then to use? I think that the choice should be available if the mother decides to do so. If someone very close to you, or even you were dying, and the doctor said, “Because of a previous fetus donation, we may be able to save you.” Would your decision about the transplants change? I’m sure anyone would go against their beliefs to save the life of someone close to them; it’s almost like a reflex. There are certain cases where I have an opposite opinion. For example, when someone uses it to decrease aging, it really wasn’t needed, and it probably could have been put to better use for someone who needed it. God made everyone to age and eventually die, so that process should go on as it is.
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Just because you may disagree with the idea, doesn’t mean it can’t be an option for others. Sometimes pregnancies weren’t meant to happen, like if somebody was raped. The child is either going to be put up for adoption, where there is a chance that life could be miserable, or it would be aborted. The child is not actually developed enough to consider it murder although some may think differently.
Dr. Lister, Orthopedics, says, ” Abortions are something that take place regardless, professionally or not. The possibility of donating a newly conceived fetus to help save another should be open.” In the previous case, however, if you feel that you are willing and able to raise the child, then that is always the best answer. I believe that it is all personal preference. The choice should be available. If you see it as wrong, then so be it, just don’t do it.
If you see it as something good to do, then that’s fine too. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and that opinion should be respected by anyone, whether you agree with it or not.