Tue, 6 November 2007
"Whether or not they are fully informed about its intricacies, almost everyone in the United States seems to have an opinion about stem-cell research...Opponents claim that to destroy an embryo, even for a good purpose such as curing Alzheimer's disease, is as wrong as killing an adult so that his or her organs can be distributed to six or seven other adults who might otherwise die. But is the wrong done in each of these cases really of the same magnitude?"
Dr. Rosemarie Tong, a distinguished professor of health care ethics and director of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, tackles the moral questions surrounding stem cell research and puts forth an approach that asserts the positive potential--and moral correctness--of such research.
For more information, or to read Dr. Tong's original article, please visit www.CatholicsforChoice.org/Conscience.