Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
MAY RESEARCHERS USE "BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL" UNJUSTLY OBTAINED?
WASHINGTON, D.C., DEC. 15, 2010 (Zenit.org).- If an unborn baby in the fetal or embryonic stage of life dies as a result of a miscarriage it would not be immoral to do worthwhile scientific research using tissues taken from it.
But, as Germain Grisez noted in his massive book on "Difficult Moral Questions," a serious problem of conscience can frequently face pro-life scientists and researchers regarding use of tissues taken from embryonic or fetal human persons who were intentionally aborted.