The controversy, as far as human stem cell research is concerned, is not
whether, or not, human stem cell research is right or wrong but whether
embryonic stem cell research (which requires the destruction of a human embryo)
is right or wrong.
Some believe that the human embryos used in embryonic stem cell research would
have been destroyed anyway (as a by-product of human fertilization research and
procedure) so why not use them to possibly cure disease and injury.
Others, believe that a human embryo is not a living human being until it
is viable (until the heart begins to beat or when it can survive apart from its
mother.) The Bible, however, teaches that human life begins at conception,
In answer to the question, "What's wrong with embryonic stem cell research
if people are helped by it?" let me say that any procedure or research which has
destruction of human embryonic life as a by-product is wrong.2
2 (Genesis 9:5-6)