The Case for
ADULT STEM CELL RESEARCH (ASCR)
EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH (ESCR)
North Carolina Right to Life (NCRTL) opposes embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) and using tax dollars to pay for ESCR. Embryonic stem cell research requires that a living human being at the earliest stages of development be destroyed in order to harvest stem cells.
NCRTL supports Adult Stem Cell Research (ASCR) and the use of tax dollars to fund ASCR. ASCR uses stem cells found in cord blood, the patient’s own body, etc., which does not require the destruction to human life. ASCR does not have the ethical concerns implicit with Embryonic Stem Cell Research.