Thursday, August 26, 2004

Another Reason to Switch to Macintosh

Just to preempt any comment to this effect, there would be no moral objection to the use of an adult's stem cells in research. An adult can give free and informed consent to the operations and procedures to be undertaken. However, an embryo is another kettle of fish. The embryo cannot give permission and the extraction of stem cells from the embryo will result in its destruction. No matter how potentially helpful stem cell research could be, it cannot be purchased at the price of someone else's life.

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