Oregon-based researchers claim to have cloned human embryos for the purpose of killing them to obtain their embryonic stem cells.
Oregon Health & Science University scientists published a paper in the online journal Cell reporting the use of cloning techniques to produce human embryos. Twenty-one of these embryos were developed until stem cells were present, after which the human embryos were killed and the stem cells harvested.
These human embryos were tiny, unborn children killed in the name of medical research. Embryonic stem cells have yet to produce any of their promised medical breakthroughs, while adult stem cells–obtained without any loss of life–have led to major medical advancements and do not involve this type of clone-and-kill research.