Benefiting from past wrongdoing, human embryonic stem cell lines, and the fragility of the German legal position

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    This paper examines the logic and morality of the German Stem Cell
    Act of 2002. After a brief description of the law’s scope and intent, its
    ethical dimensions are analysed in terms of symbolic threats, indirect
    consequences, and the encouragement of immorality. The conclusions
    are twofold. For those who want to accept the law, the arguments
    for its rationality and morality can be sound. For others, the
    emphasis on the uniqueness of the German experience, the combination
    of absolute and qualified value judgments, and the lingering
    questions of indirect encouragement of immoral activities will probably
    be too much.
    Originalspråkengelska
    TidskriftBioethics
    Volym21
    Utgåva3
    Sidor (från-till)150-159
    Antal sidor10
    ISSN0269-9702
    StatusPublicerad - 2007
    MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

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