Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Michael Kinsley on the Moral Inconsistency of Stem Cell Research Opponents
AtlanticWire: The Moral Inconsistency of Stem Cell Opponents, by Michael Kinsley:
OK, let’s go through this one more time.
Half of all pregnancies end in miscarriages, usually in the first couple of weeks, before a woman even knows that she is pregnant. A miscarriage destroys an embryo. If you believe that every embryo is the moral equivalent of a fully-formed human being, miscarriages are like a perpetual natural disaster like a flood or an earthquake, and you should be urging a massive effort to reduce miscarriages as the best way to save millions of human lives a year. As far as I know, there is no such effort going on in the United States or elsewhere. . . .