Arguments for/against Somatic Cell therapy

This mind map shows the for/against attitudes to somatic cell therapy

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  • The money could be used for tackling poverty
    • A lot of money is spent on these resources
  • Arguments for/against Somatic Cell therapy
    • Against
      • Concern is that those developing the techniques might have mixed motives
        • Wanting to be the first to develop something new and famous
      • Very risky-may be dangerous side effects
      • Is it compassionate to give treatment whose long term success is unknown
      • Some individual Christians oppose it although they accept its intentions are good
      • A lot of money is spent on these resources
      • Jesus did not heal everyone who was sick, and there are still limits today
      • Could  lead to legalisation of designer babies
      • It may only be a short term saving of life
      • The money could be used for tackling poverty
      • For
        • It is an extension of Jesus' healing ministry that is now the responsibility      of his followers
        • It is an act of compassion
        • It saves life
        • The benefits outweigh the risks
        • It is less expensive than current treatments, so shows good stewardship of limited resources
        • Development and refinement of the technique is a responsible use of God given skills
        • How can a price be put on the life of a child
        • Strictly regulated by the HFEA
        • Mainstream      Churches, including Roman Catholics regard it as morally acceptable
          • since it is aimed at healing the individual

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