Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Considerations of "Grave Reasons" and Exceptions

By William E. May

Human fetus at eight weeks. According to Catho...

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WASHINGTON, D.C., DEC. 15, 2010 ( 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. 

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