Arresting Development

Stith, Richard
January 2008
Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p32
The article presents the similarity between abortion and embryonic stem-cell research. It discusses an analogy of construction and development wherein construction, the form that defines the entity comes from the outside while in development, the form that defines it is within from the start. Constructivists assert that embryos do not have any relationship to any human form and they can be used as scrap. Developmentalists maintain that the identity of an embryo is constant from the very beginning. INSET: Leftover Life.


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