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Forelli_Boy

Stem Cell BS

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Forelli_Boy

Let's shovel out all this crap about religion and America's position in the science race and cut to the chase.

 

I oppose stem cell research because the only people who will have access to the cures when they are made available will be the celebrity, corporate, elderly and/or elite. Given the imminent cuts in Social Security and the apparent lack of alternatives (and people not too disillusioned our democratic system to push these alternatives through), I see no reason to change this position.

 

Ironic how the only people who will benefit are the same people that stem cell supporters often protest against.

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Magephil

New technologies are always expensive when they are first developed. The hope is that, with time and futher advancements in efficiency, they will become less expensive and more accesible to the public.

 

And celebrities, the coporate elite and the elderly are all human beings and have the right to medicine and health, no?

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I oppose stem cell research because the only people who will have access to the cures when they are made available will be the celebrity, corporate, elderly and/or elite. Given the imminent cuts in Social Security and the apparent lack of alternatives (and people not too disillusioned our democratic system to push these alternatives through), I see no reason to change this position.

This is only because they'll be able to afford it when they're released. Like everything else, when the use of stem cell medicines becomes more widely spread, the price will come down.

 

Like Phil said, everyone's human and therefore, everyone deserves access to medicine.

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