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Copyright (c) 2010 Mississippi College Law Review
Mississippi College Law Review

ARTICLE: HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH AND SURPLUS EMBRYOS: A MORAL ARGUMENT

2010

Mississippi College Law Review

29 Miss. C. L. Rev. 427

Author

Malosack Berjis 1

Excerpt



I. INTRODUCTION
 
At this very moment, millions of Americans are living with dreadful diseases, conditions and disabilities that, if not life-threatening, make each day of their lives a painful one. Whether it is our next-door neighbor's young daughter suffering from juvenile diabetes or our own grandfather facing the hellish symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease, it seems like we all know at least one innocent person battling a devastating disease or disorder. Well, there is hope - hope that is found, but is being wasted away in the freezers of fertility clinics all over the country.

"When couples [that are unable to conceive a child naturally] engage in assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization ["IVF"], many fertilized embryos are created but not all are used in the processes." 2 According to the University of Michigan Center for Stem Cell Biology, "thousands of embryos that cannot be used for fertility treatment are discarded as medical waste each year by IVF clinics." 3 Within these leftover, destined-to-be discarded, frozen embryos lay stem cells: the key to this hope that could relieve these millions of Americans from suffering and disability. 4

Human embryonic stem cell research holds the medical potential to help find cures and/or treatments for a wide range of incurable human diseases and disorders, such as Parkinson's Disease, spinal cord injuries, genetic birth defects, diabetes, heart disease, ALS (i.e., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), MS (i.e., multiple ...
 
 
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