Do Human Cells Have Rights?
Bioethics. 1987 Jan; 1(1): 1-14.
The chairman of Britain's Committee of Inquiry Into Human Fertilisation and Embryology addresses the issue of research with human embyros up to 14 days after fertilization, which the Committee recommended be allowed. Bypassing the question of the personhood of the embryo because the concept is so difficult to define, Warnock asks whether embryos have rights, specifically the right not to be used for research. Pointing out that embryos
Advisory Committees; Attitudes; Beginning of Life; Cells; Embryo Research; Embryos; Fetal Development; Fetal Research; Government; Human Rights; Legal Rights; Life; Moral Obligations; Moral Policy; Morality; Personhood; Public Policy; Regulation; Research; Rights; Risks and Benefits; Standards; Utilitarianism; Value of Life;
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