A regulatory argument against human embryonic stem cell research
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 2009 October; 34(5): 496-508
This article explores the plausibility of an argument against embryonic stem cell research based on what the regulations already say about research on pregnant women and fetuses. The center of the argument is the notion of vulnerability and whether such a concept is applicable to human embryos. It is argued that such an argument can be made plausible. The article concludes by responding to several important objections.
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