The Scourge: Moral Implications of Natural Embryo Loss

@article{Ord2008TheSM,
  title={The Scourge: Moral Implications of Natural Embryo Loss},
  author={T. Ord},
  journal={The American Journal of Bioethics},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={12 - 19}
}
  • T. Ord
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American Journal of Bioethics
It is often claimed that from the moment of conception embryos have the same moral status as adult humans. This claim plays a central role in many arguments against abortion, in vitro fertilization, and stem cell research. In what follows, I show that this claim leads directly to an unexpected and unwelcome conclusion: that natural embryo loss is one of the greatest problems of our time and that we must do almost everything in our power to prevent it. I examine the responses available to those… Expand
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