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The Politics of Stem Cell Research

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The Politics of Stem Cell Research

The Politics of Stem Cell Research

The Politics of Stem Cell Research

Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: JOHN FLETCHER *Professor Emeritus of Bio-Medical Ethics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine JOHN GEARHART *Professor of Population and Family Health Sciences in the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health RICHARD DOERFLINGER *Associate Director of the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, National Conference of Catholic Bishops Last week, anti-abortion protesters called on President Bush to block federal funds for research on so-called embryonic stem cell research, a controversial new field of bio-medical study. At the same time in the UK, the House of Lords passed legislation legalizing the cloning of human embryos specifically for use in stem cell research. Should the potential to save a few lives out-weigh the potential life of one embryo? Juan Williams and guest talk about the politics and ethics of embryonic stem cell research, next Talk of the Nation for NPR News.

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