Pro-Life Concern over Artificial Embryos
Researchers are now “coaxing” human stem cells, in the lab, to grow into beings that are similar to a human embryo.
There are innumerable questions that such a practice raises – both moral and legal. Is this a human being? A human person? What dignity does such a being have in the eyes of God?
There are so many feelings to be processed – disgust and despair primarily come to mind.
Yet consider the headline from a recent article in MIT Technology Review: “Meet the ‘artificial embryos’ being called uncanny and spectacular.” The use of such grand descriptors for an extremely prideful scientific