Hello, this is Ruffy. I'm here to tell you about stem cell research, but I'm
not just going to give you the perspective you see on the news. I am going
to give you my perspective. My viewpoint is extremely personal, and not
exactly too technical.
Why would I think I am knowledgeable? It's because it may be the only hope for my
father to live a normal life again. He's paralyzed in his left side from a
stroke he suffered in a high-risk operation he had to remove a brain tumor 8
years ago. And now, since he's reached the 8-year point, his left side has
pronounced "dead" and they can amputate, but that's not what he wants. He wants to
walk again without using leg braces and a cane. And the only thing with an
ounce of hope that can give him what he wants is stem cell research.
"Because harvesting stem cells destroys the embryo, this medical research has
become entangled in the abortion debate."
Now, as far as abortion stands, I'm pro-choice. But I don't believe in the
misuse of abortion, such as using it as a birth control. If getting pregnant at a wrong time
in your life will jeopardize you or your child's chance at a normal,
non-poverty lifestyle, it's a hard choice, but I'm sure if there is positively
no other way out, such as receiving financial help, giving the child up for
adoption, etc, then it's your choice
and I hope you make the best one for you. But in the cases where the child's or
the mother's life is in danger, and abortion is the only way, I believe in it.
When life or death is at stake, go for it. Maybe my dad is not in a life-or-death situation concerning stem cells,
but I know people who are.
A guy who has known my dad his whole
life has MS. Now he is in a special program at McGill University in
Montreal, Canada, that is receiving stem cells and is under study. Why? He was born in
Spain, and the levels of people with MS are extremely low there. Because of
his unique background, he has a chance to fight his deadly condition.
one has ever expected him to drive again, he just bought a new racecar, which he
is fixing up to be the fastest car there is. People thought he
would be in a wheelchair now, but he doesn't even need a cane. Stem cells are helping
him beat the odds!
But people like the Pope are fighting it; do they want these people to die? I
don't think fighting stem cell research is a symbol of Christianity. I have read
the Bible thoroughly and so far, its never told me to let people die when we can
But how can we help? This article might not of given you the
whole scoop. Do your research: http://www.google.ca
or http://www.google.com are good places to search up "Stem Cell Research" if you have any more questions.
Ask your doctor for more information, because knowledge is POWER! Let people
know how you stand on this issue; have a car wash to raise money for the cause,
anything! We cannot let people die! We have to help!