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Comment: Moral value of embryos must not be reduced

Last week, the Irish Council for Bioethics, the state’s bioethics advisory body, backed the use of embryos left over from in vitro fertilisation procedures for stem cell research. Father Kevin Doran argues against the council’s recommendations.

26th April, 2008

Last week, the Irish Council for Bioethics, the state’s bioethics advisory body, backed the use of embryos left over from in vitro fertilisation procedures for stem cell research. Father Kevin Doran argues against the council’s recommendations.

The idea of the Irish Council for Bioethics granting ‘‘significant moral value’’ to human embryos would be amusing if it were not so arrogant.

In last week’s opinion, published by the...

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