Abortion and stem cell research

Read Matthew Yglesias on the contradiction between opposing abortion but believing in stem cell research.

the view seems to be that the moral standing of embryonic life is somehow large enough to override a woman’s interest in her autonomy, but small enough to be overridden by our interest in maybe developing a treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. This seems like one of those things you sort of have to be a man to believe.

2 thoughts on “Abortion and stem cell research”

  1. You’re referring to embryonic stem cell research only. Most stem cell research uses cells from other sources.

    A frequent mistake. Made deliberately by demagogues, I might add.

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