Is It Wrong to Use Cells from an Aborted Baby for Medical Research?

Is It Wrong to Use Cells from an Aborted Baby for Medical Research?

Is It Wrong to Use Cells from an Aborted Baby for Medical Research?

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Is it wrong to use cells from an aborted baby for medical research? While Christians disagree on this issue, Greg Koukl gives his own response, explaining the distinctions and dangers we need to keep in mind.

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14 thoughts on “Is It Wrong to Use Cells from an Aborted Baby for Medical Research?

  1. Scott Lundquist

    Thank you for doing this video. Sadly, Greg doesn’t believe using stem cells increases the deaths of the unborn. But I believe it does, for it communicates to the world around us that the lives of the unborn are not as valuable as we claim they are, for we are willing to benefit from a system that says it’s OK to murder them. But if we were to refuse, for instance, to benefit from a vaccine that utilized these murdered babies, that would send a strong message to the world that these children are valuable, because we are willing to sacrifice our own health for their sake. This is exactly the kind of message we need to change hearts and bring an end to abortion. But the message we’re currently giving is that we don’t mind benefiting from murdering babies, quite similarly to the way some parents seek to benefit from murdering their own babies by aborting them. And this message will only serve to prolong our fight against abortion.

    I would say this is different from benefiting from the knowledge gained from killing the Jews in the Holocaust, because killing Jews is no longer legal, and so we don’t need to fight for justice for them as we do for the unborn.

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  2. Saint FluffySnow

    straw-man question

    majority of stem-cell SUCCESSFUL research MEDICAL advances use SOMATIC stem cells (from living people), NOT fetal stem cells

    so, aborted babies are not used, nor needed.

    using dead people's bodies for research doesn't need to draw on dead babies bodies

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  3. Discover Bible Prophecy - Main Channel

    Will God punish me for breaking the sixth commandment by having an abortion?

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  4. Doug Ryan

    It’s actually tissue from murdered babies 👶🏼… they changed it to cells to make it sound better. 👿

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  5. JoJo W

    There is a HUGE difference in the argument. In order for someone's body to be used for scientific research the person has to check off a box in agreement a long time before death. However, the murdered baby has no such protection in how it's developing body is going to be treated.

    I am amazed that women who say "my body, my choice" do not give the same right to their helpless unborn child. I had a child at the age of 17 and was criticized by so many people for not aborting my baby. He is not only one of the most precious people in my life, he is a gift to anyone and everyone who knows him.

    Then there is the law where if a woman is killed during pregnancy, the murderer is charged with two counts of murder. HMM, how does that work that the mother is not charged when she chooses to murdered her unborn baby but the baby is considered a person when it dies from the mother being murdered?

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  6. Follower of Christ

    I would say to the person – so are your saying that it’s okay to do what we like to dead bodies?

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  7. Disciple AJ

    This question should have been easily countered and shows just how watered down Christianity is becoming. People are not being discipled correctly and people are not placing the word of God as absolute authority on that of which it speaks.

    The continuing practice of abortion (murdering a child) perpetuates the arguement that the 'benefits', stem cell research in this case, can show that it's acceptable to keep this practice going.

    No. Sin is sin and there is no escaping the concequences of it if we keep dabbling with it. Humanity will say "look at all the lives we could help" but they say it at expense of all the lives humanity has extinguished . Even if you put the numbers on paper, the sheer volume of worldwide abortions verses the 'cost benefits' in terms of people who are helped via stem cell research is astronomically one sided in the millions of children that have to die to save a single person.

    So there is no 'greater good' premise because you started out with sin (murder) to begin with. In fact a counter arguement can easily be put forth that what if one or some of the children being aborted were to be the ones who would have found other methods or found another way to cure disease or solve a different problem for humanity? Are people prepared to sacrifice almost a hundred million lives (73 million abortions worldwide in 2019 was the last I checked) when those people could be the very ones to solve some of the world's problems?

    Don't people see how preposterous the 'greater good' arguements are in favour of abortion. It's ridiculous.

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  8. Aaron James

    Yes, it's wrong.

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  9. Mac

    Greg, it seems like this could create a need though (a market?) for aborted fetuses. Also, it could lessen the moral decision for the mother. For example, if a woman goes to get an abortion, she could possibly be improperly consoled that her aborted baby will be used for good.

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  10. F7dGJa

    Please encourage your listeners to educate themselves. Cells extracted must be alive so as to be useful and thus so is the ‘donor’, it is not a corpse. Because of the Hayflick Limit cell lines have similar lifespans to humans. Which means hek293 is reaching the end of its usefulness in medicine. It will then need to be ‘replenished’ through a new ‘donor’- YT is not allowing me to be more specific. The more we rely on this technology the more we ensure it will expand. And hek293 is just one of many in use in medicine today, each requiring its own ‘donor’- involuntary donor.

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  11. Jesus Is Risen

    This is an abomination to God. Everybody knows that aborted fetuses get harvested for their embryonic stem cells. REPENT! GOD WILL AVENGE!

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  12. Donna Daly

    100% NO!!!!

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  13. Apocaluptick Cowboy

    I strongly disagree. There is no "redemptive element," because the very act of benefiting from murder encourages and affirms the crime. Dangerous territory here.

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply
  14. MrBDM13

    The research is still ongoing. Even for Covid, researchers had requested that fetal cells be made available to complete studies

    August 1, 2022 at 3:16 am Reply

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