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Science and Morality: No Conflict

Richard Doerflinger

This April, many thousands of Americans heard or saw congressional testimony by Hollywood personality Christopher Reeve on stem cell research. Speaking from his electric wheelchair, he urged Congress to set aside its moral qualms and enact legislation forcing taxpayers to subsidize the killing of human embryos to obtain their stem cells for research. These cells, he said, offer the best hope for a cure for himself and others with spinal cord injury.

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