The argument from potentiality in the embryo protection debate: finally "depotentialized"?

@article{Stier2013TheAF,
  title={The argument from potentiality in the embryo protection debate: finally "depotentialized"?},
  author={Marco Stier and Bettina Schoene-Seifert},
  journal={The American journal of bioethics : AJOB},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={19-27}
}
Debates on the moral status of human embryos have been highly and continuously controversial. For many, these controversies have turned into a fruitless scholastical endeavor. However, recent developments and insights in cellular biology have cast further doubt on one of the core points of dissent: the argument from potentiality. In this article we want to show in a nonscholastical way why this argument cannot possibly survive. Getting once more into the intricacies of status debates is a must… CONTINUE READING