Fetal Tissue Transplants
lpaplaus at neuron.uchc.edu
Fri Jun 3 11:32:38 EST 1994
In article <2si3r1$o92 at rebecca.albany.edu>, frazer at albnyvms.bitnet writes:
>I am a student at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, taking
>a course in Ethics and Disability. I would like some input regarding the issue of fetal tissue transplants.
> As abortion is legal and a fetus is not considered a human being,
>why are we concerned with how we dispose of this unwanted mass of
>tissue? Why would society care whether it is used for research
>or incinerated? Why should we respect it after it is aborted
>and not before? Please respond in care of C. Frazer. With many thanks,
First, not everyone in the world shares your opinion that an abortus is "an
unwanted mass of tissue".
Second, the fact that it is human tissue affords it a certain degree of
respect and dignity, just as would an arm or leg that was amputated.
Third, there is a line of thought that says certain populations could be
coerced into agreeing to abortions by offers of remuneration, which is
clearly the wrong reason to have an abortion.
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