Thursday, February 17, 2011

William Hurlbut on Why Embryos Matter Morally

From Secondhand Smoke, the blog of Wesley J. Smith

Stanford University’s William Hurlbut and I are great friends. Bill is best known for his service on the President’s Council on Bioethics, and his proposal to circumvent the ethics/science discord over human cloning and ESCR with “altered nuclear transfer,” which I don’t wish to discuss in this thread.

Bill strongly supports human exceptionalism–although he doesn’t tend to use that term. Bill has long advocated for the intrinsic value of human life at all stages, including the human embryo. Read more

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