Do advocates of embryonic stem cell research sometimes use deceptive language?
Advocates of embryonic stem cell research often use deceptive language. This can be seen when they dismiss the humanity of unborn children, stating that they are simply “globs of cells” or comparing them to body cells—such as skin cells—that do not have the ability to grow and develop into adult human beings.
They often attempt to hide the process of cloning under other terms, such as referring to it as “somatic cell nuclear transfer,” but it is the same thing.
They similarly try to distinguish “therapeutic cloning” from “reproductive cloning.” The only difference between these two is that “therapeutic” clones are not allowed to implant in a womb and grow to maturity. Instead, they are killed in the name of science.