Why not open this one up too. Whether it’s reproductive cloning or cloning a blastocyst just to harvest stem cells from…what do you guys think?

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  1. Josh says:

    I’m against cloning a blastocyst with the intent to destory/harvest. A blastocyst in a womb could become a child. So, destroying that is just like an abortion in my book.

  2. Derek Lidbom says:

    That’s my take on it as well. I do understand the unbelievable potential for research, but I think it’s taking too much in our hands.

  3. Ben says:

    But what about unused blastocysts that were created as a result of test-tube fertilization?? Since they can’t use all the embryos they fertilize, the unused ones are either frozen for future use or are destroyed. So since its abortion either way (ie whether these unused blastocysts are used in research or are just simply thown away). I agree that either is definitely not morally just, but why not choose the lesser of two evils?

    I do agree that creating embryo’s for research ‘s sake only however is definetly not the right way to go.

  4. Josh says:

    I’d rather just not fertilize more than they are willing to implant and carry. I would be more for embryo adoption (ie, project snowflake) that places these embyos with people to attempt to be implanted. I understand the idea of the lesser of two evils, but at the same time, it’s a slippery slope. If we start using them that way just because they are there, some folks will begin accidentally fertilizing too many embryos for procedures and oops, well, i guess we have more to experiment with now.

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