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This lecture will address the history of the legal and ethical debates surrounding embryo research, with special attention to the role of social movements and party politics in the construction of the ethical arguments. Prof. Charo will address evolving discussions concerning the moral status of the embryo, arguments concerning taxpayer complicity with federally financed research, and the interplay between social movements opposing new reproductive technologies or biotechnology and those associated with opposition to abortion. She will compare the U.S. experience with the experiences in other countries.
- Articulate arguments about the legality and funding of embryo research.
- Discuss the evolving nature of arguments concerning the moral status of embryos, in light of new research on genetic uniqueness, potentiality, and forms of conception.