Stem Cells

Embryonic stem cells are unspecialized cells from which all other cells (skin cells, blood cells, etc.) in our body develop. Stem cells are obtained from blastocysts, aborted fetuses, umbilical cords, placentas, and genetically reprogrammed adult cells (iPSCs).

Research into how stem cells work will give us insights into how to cure diseases and fix the human body. A few rare diseases that could have their secrets unlocked include:

Banning stem cell research is another way the Catholic Church has suppressed the advancement of knowledge. Stem cells are not special, nor are blastocysts. Opponents of stem cell research rallied against it, saying that the research was unethical because it required cells from aborted fetuses. There are other ways to obtain stem cells, yet opponents continue to use the same tired, ignorant, and invalid arguments.