Embryo

Christian views on medical research and embryos

1. The British Law on the use of embryos for medical research is that all of the research has to be licensed and regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. The authority grants such permission as to allow permission for very specific reasons such as improving knowledge about a serious disease(s). 1. The reasons […]

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The Ethics of Embryology

An example that seems to have caught the media’s attention- and indeed my own- is the artificial creation and destruction of embryos and the use of such embryos in experiments, for example experiments concerning cloning have been now conducted using human embryos. I personally feel that the creation of human life purely to use in […]

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What is the moral status of an embryo

The moral status of the embryo is a controversial and complex issue. The main viewpoints are outlined below. 1. The embryo has full moral status from fertilization onwards Either the embryo is viewed as a person whilst it is still an embryo, or it is seen as a potential person. The criteria for ‘personhood’ are […]

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