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+ - Pope Denounces Research, Lays Claim on 'Bioethics'-> 1

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eldavojohn
eldavojohn writes "Today in a speech, the pope denounced human cloning, embryonic stem cell research and artificial insemination citing them as a violation of 'human dignity.' A saving grace is that the pope did "appreciate and encourage" research on stem cells from non-embryonic cells in the human body. The pope encourage the Vatican to be a leading voice in the philosophy and discussion of 'bioethics.'"
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Pope Denounces Research, Lays Claim on 'Bioethics'

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    Practices like freezing embryos, suppression of embryos in multiple pregnancies, embryonic stem cell research, the prospect of human cloning and artificial insemination outside the body had "shattered the barriers meant to protect human dignity," he said. [emphasis added]

    I don't agree with any of this, but I can at least see where he's coming from with the embryo destruction. No artificial insemination, though? Why? Who is being "selected, abandoned, killed or used as pure 'biological material'" in that case? You'd think that the Church would look kindly upon it since it allows a new life to form where none would have otherwise been possible.

"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." -- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928

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