Embryo a defense of human life robert p george on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers national debates over embryonic stem cell research have divided citizens and lawmakers alike as we seek a reasoned approach to these issues that honors our highest scientific and moral ideals. Embryo a defense of human life by robert p george and christopher tollefsen addresses this and other related ethical questions robert george is a member of the presidents council on bioethics and is a professor of jurisprudence at princeton university. The bitter national debate over the uses of human embryos for scientific research and medical treatments has raised some troubling questions is it morally permissible to produce and experiment upon human embryos is it morally permissible to destroy human embryos to obtain stem cells for therapeutic purposes is it morally permissible to treat human embryos embryo a defense of human life. The authors argue that a human life begins at fertilization and thus embryos should be afforded protection from being killed for research or to derive tissues to benefit other people their reasoning is based on science and philosophy without resorting to any religious or theological propositions
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