Survey set 3

A number of arguments have been made in the embryonic stem cell debate. Please indicate if you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following. Q20. It is really important to find cures for diabetes, heart disease, and Parkinsons as quickly as possible, even if it means destroying embryos to do so. Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Q21. It would be terrible if cures were delayed because of policies that make embryonic stem cell research difficult. Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Q22. It would be terrible if embryos were destroyed because of policies that promote embryonic stem cell research. Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Q23. It is really important to protect human embryos, even if it will delay the development of new medicines. Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Q24. Using embryos for research is dehumanizing and turns embryos into commodities. Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Q25. All in all, which is more important to you, conducting embryonic stem cell research that might result in new medical cures OR not destroying the human embryos involved in this research? Q26. Would you be willing to delay progress in medical research in order to find sources of stem cells that do not involve embryo destruction? Yes No Q27. If so, for how long? One year Five years. Ten years Twenty five years Forever Q28. In addition to embryos donated by couples after infertility treatment with IVF, it is possible for people to donate sperm and eggs specifically to create embryos to be used to make embryonic stem cells. Some scientists believe that stem cells from these embryos would be particularly useful in research. Some people oppose creating embryos specifically to be used to make stem cells because they believe it is wrong to create embryos only to destroy them. In general, do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove of using embryos specifically created to be used to make embryonic stem cells in which the embryo will necessarily be destroyed? Strongly approve Approve Disapprove Strongly disapprove Q29. In your view, is there a moral difference between creating embryos specifically for research and using embryos remaining after IVF for research? Yes No Q30. Is creating embryos specifically for research morally more or less acceptable than using embryos donated by couples after IVF for research? LESS acceptable MORE acceptable
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