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dc.creatorAnnas, George J.en
dc.creatorCaplan, Arthuren
dc.creatorElias, Shermanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:58:55Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:58:55Zen
dc.date.created1996-05-16en
dc.date.issued1996-05-16en
dc.identifier10.1056/NEJM199605163342012en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationNew England Journal of Medicine. 1996 May 16; 334(20): 1329-1332.en
dc.identifier.issn0028-4793en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=The+Politics+of+Human-Embryo+Research+Avoiding+Ethical+gridlock&title=New+England+Journal+of+Medicine.++&volume=334&issue=20&pages=1329-1332&date=1996&au=Annas,+George+J.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199605163342012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/750081en
dc.description.abstractThe country needs clear and consistent rules for research on human embryos, as well as uniform methods of review. This uniformity cannot be provided by local institutional review boards, but only by a central review panel. There is a compelling need for the nationwide regulation of embryo research, and federal funding of such research would provide an impetus for such uniform rules. Ethics in the public sector cannot transcend politics completely, because the public sector is the political arena. But for ethical guidelines to survive changes in political power in Washington, they must be grounded on more than political expediency. When politicians can associate issues of medical ethics with the politics of abortion, they will do so. In politics, the majority vote wins. In ethics, however, ethical reasoning should prevail: a vote without a supporting rationale will not be convincing to policy makers in a world where one's position on abortion can directly affect one's political future. Ethics panels debating an abortion-related issue must persuasively distinguish their subjects from abortion itself and provide a strong ethical reason for the research and its need for public funding. As the angry response to President Clinton's April 10 veto of a ban on "partial-birth" abortion demonstrates, we are nowhere near a political consensus about abortion. Unless we are content to let the politics of abortion bring discussions of publicly funded medical research to gridlock, we must do much better at articulating an ethical basis for abortion-related research.en
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dc.subjectAbortionen
dc.subjectAdvisory Committeesen
dc.subjectBeginning of Lifeen
dc.subjectConsensusen
dc.subjectDiagnosisen
dc.subjectEmbryo Researchen
dc.subjectEmbryosen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjectFamily Relationshipen
dc.subjectFederal Governmenten
dc.subjectFetal Researchen
dc.subjectGovernmenten
dc.subjectGovernment Financingen
dc.subjectGovernment Regulationen
dc.subjectGuidelinesen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectInfertilityen
dc.subjectInstitutional Review Boardsen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMedical Ethicsen
dc.subjectMethodsen
dc.subjectMoral Obligationsen
dc.subjectMoral Policyen
dc.subjectMedical Researchen
dc.subjectPersonhooden
dc.subjectPolicy Analysisen
dc.subjectPoliticsen
dc.subjectPreimplantation Diagnosisen
dc.subjectPublic Policyen
dc.subjectPublic Sectoren
dc.subjectPoweren
dc.subjectRegulationen
dc.subjectReproductionen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectReviewen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.titleThe Politics of Human-Embryo Research -- Avoiding Ethical Gridlocken
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