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The intrinsic moral value of the human embryo: Holistic anthropology and the use of human embryos in research

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Using human embryos in research remains a controversial issue, especially in Christian bioethics. Although the official Catholic stance rejects human embryonic stem cell research, Christian thinkers T. Peters, K. Lebacqz and G. Bennett support it. They endorse the 14-day Rule and argue that ex vivo embryos lack moral worth. I examine and challenge the 14-day Rule and location argument (in vivo/ex vivo). I develop a theory of holistic anthropology and intrinsic moral value for human embryos. I...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
Theology and Science
Volume:
12
Issue:
2
Pages:
129-141
Publication date:
2014-04-03
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-6719
ISSN:
1474-6700
URN:
uuid:75d46cb7-32a1-41a3-b75f-b59c6961ecc3
Source identifiers:
467066
Local pid:
pubs:467066

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