abortion, Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights, bioethics, stem cell research, cloning


Beginning with the assumption that human life begins at conception, this article explores the problematic terrain accompanying embryonic stem cell research and human cloning. "Lethal Experimentation on Human Beings," as enumerated in the article's title, refers to experimentation on and the removal of stem cells from human embryos, both of which "kill" a human being. The article warns that the holding in Roe v. Wade, which recognizes only a qualified government interest in unborn life, has obscured a pressing need for proponents of embryonic stem cell research to prove why society's interest in this research outweighs the rights of the unborn human life that is arguably killed during this research.



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