Old and new ethics in the stem cell debate.
Doerflinger, Richard M
The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2010 Summer; 38(2): 212-9
The debate about embryonic stem cell research is a conflict not between "religion" and "science," but between two ethical approaches to the dignity of human beings. The newer, more pragmatic ethic is not necessarily more conducive to rapid medical progress as is often assumed.
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Doerflinger, Richard M. (1999-06)Stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos is incompatible with Catholic moral principles, and with any ethic that gives serious weight to the moral status of the human embryo. Moreover, because there ...