I’m currently in a debate on another message board about embryonic stem cell research. One woman on there has a child with a kidney disease and her doctor has told her the best chance of a cure is with embryonic stem cells. I keep arguing that embryos deserve the dignity given to all humans and she replied by saying
“Then I am going to say that [my son] should be treated as the human he is. Denying him the only treatment to save his life (human life that it is) is cruel and not respectful of his life.”
I’m at a loss as to how to reply to this. It doesn’t help that she thinks I don’t “get it” because my children are (thanks be to God) healthy. I’m afraid anything I say will seem cold and unfeeling. Any ideas?