Religion: Fight Over Fetuses

When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973, it settled some issues but stirred up others. One of the most emotion-laden is the morality of medical research on the vastly increased number of fetuses that might be considered available for experimentation because they are going to be aborted. Last year Congress joined the debate and temporarily banned H.E.W. from funding experiments that are not intended to be of benefit to the living fetus before or after abortion. Congress also asked the newly established National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects to...

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