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After doing research there are a ton of organizations and foundations that support Embryonic Stem Cell Research.
One that is close to my heart is cancer foundations. A huge majority of cancer research is from stem cells. So as a Christian holding to the values of pro-life, that life begins at conception, if you were diagnosed with cancer would you refuse treatment because of how they came about finding that treatment, through stem cell?!
I just never thought about it before but I am pro life....however I feel the same as Kelly Black who posted in response to my question above when I posted it on FB:
"If we denied all things that were against our beliefs, we'd be stuck in our homes w/ no tv, no radio, no cars, etc. we'd basically be Amish. Sometimes I feel like we take stands way too much. Yes it's sad and wrong that they use stem cells. Yes we wish we could have it another way. But when push comes to shove and if you or you're loved one needed a treatment that had been researched on a stem cell, I know I would take it if it meant saving my or my family members life."
...especially since I've been directly effected by my dad dying of brain cancer and Nathan with his heart conditions and pacemaker...both diseases do their majority of research with stem cells. If it was just stem cells from umbilical cord that wouldn't make me seek the thoughts of others. But some research comes from aborted fetuses and from fertilization outside of the womb...which then means the baby dies and is discarded after.