Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Working Towards an Ethically Acceptable Solution

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EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH: WORKING TOWARDS A PLAUSIBLE AND ETHICALLY ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION
Embryonic stem cell research is one of the most controversial topics in American politics today. Many Christians and conservative policy makers object to embryonic stem cell research because harvesting of stem cells requires the destruction of human fetuses. Opponents of embryonic stem cell research stake claim, in other words, to the value, sanctity, and dignity of all human life from the point of conception in the womb, thus granting full human rights to fetuses. On these grounds, conservatives have been successful to a large degree in slowing the expansion of stem cell research. But scores of medical researchers believe that embryonic stem cell...
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