Benefiting from 'evil': an incipient moral problem in human stem cell research.

@article{Green2002BenefitingF,
  title={Benefiting from 'evil': an incipient moral problem in human stem cell research.},
  author={Ronald M. Green},
  journal={Bioethics},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={544-56}
}
When does benefiting from others' wrongdoing effectively make one a moral accomplice in their evil deeds? If stem cell research lives up to its therapeutic promise, this question (which has previously cropped up in debates over fetal tissue research or the use of Nazi research data) is likely to become a central one for opponents of embryo destruction. I argue that benefiting from wrongdoing is prima facie morally wrong under any of three conditions: (1) when the wrongdoing is one's agent; (2… CONTINUE READING

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