>The South Florida Sun-Sentinal discusses the battle to determine whether tax dollars will be used in the State of Florida for embryonic stem cell and other research that results in the destruction of human embryos.
For some reason, the article mentions religion and morals when discussing the position of those who would protect human embryos from destruction. The morals of the pro-destruction side are not mentioned.
In fact, both positions are based on moral judgments – although from different ethical bases. One is the traditional medical ethic of nonmaleficense or “First, do no harm,” and the other is consequentialist and utilitarian.
We’re back after a brief vacation in the Smokey Mountains and a course in Media Training at the national headquarters of the Christian Medical and Dental Association.