Medicine: Endorsing Infanticide?

Doctors predict that in a matter of years they will be able to remove an egg cell from a woman, fertilize and grow it as an embryo in a test tube, and then implant it in the mother or even in the uterus of a volunteer, where it will continue to develop until delivery.

But doctors have yet to come up with an answer to a moral question that this awesome ability will raise: What should be done with the mistakes, the children born deformed or defective as a result of science's attempts to manipulate life?

Last week a scientist whose work has...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!