Fetal tissue does not just come from aborted fetus, it comes from the naturally deceased, from natural live births and other resources that would otherwise be wasted. It has proven very beneficial in research and cures for a variety of diseases. Please do not limit this important resource in a way that would hurt science and medicine.
Plain and simple: Fetal tissue is vital to the study of human development, the discovery of new cures, and the it will help us gain a better understanding of our bodies. This bill does nothing but stifle research and the eventual saving of lives!
First off, something good might as well be done with this tissue. If you want to go slightly deeper than that, and confront this issue on the basis that you personally believe that live begins at birth (a belief justifiable only by religion), it's important to understand that the rest of us wish not to governed by laws and practices rooted in religion. Abortions are the woman's choice, and how we use the aborted tissue should be determined by what's pragmatic.
Blocking stem cell research isn't going to cause the abortion rate the decline. No one is getting an abortion just so the fetus can be studied FFS. That's like saying organ donation causes accidents. It doesn't. It saves lives. And so does stem cell research.
This is an ideological argument, not a scientific one. If fetuses are being aborted and their "sale" is a problem, then regulate their sale, just like the prior fetal stem cell distraction during the Bush administration.
Why are we fighting over this bill again?! This bill is one of the most extreme and radical I have ever seen. Getting over the debate on abortion this says we cannot use fetal tissue that we gain from it to gain crucial medical and scientific discoveries. This is anti science and against all logic.
This is an ideologically-driven bill that is anti-scientific and, frankly, foolish. To discard valuable stem-call research material because some cells are somehow "sacred" to people of a fundamentalist persuasion accomplishes nothing.
This is just another 'I hate this because it was Obama's idea' bills. Stem cell research has enormous potential for healing, especially with neurological and catastrophic debilitating diseases. Parkinson's killed my husband at 58. Stem cell trials could have given him a future. A ban represents flat earth 'thinking' and yet another anti-abortion, regressive effort to protect tissue that is headed for the incinerator. Let's all just go back to the stone age, shall we?