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Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Embryonic stem cell research has been the focus of much attention since President George W. Bush signaled his intention to deny federal funding for it.

The conversation thus far has been centered on the morality of destroying spare embryos from Assisted Reproduction Technologies (A.R.T.) such as In Vitro Fertilization (I.V.F.) and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (I.C.S.I.). This has been the major concern of the political discourse, and rightly so. However, it is being discussed in isolation, outside the total context of the objective moral order.

The destruction of spare embryos for scientific research is just one of many moral issues surrounding embryonic stem cell research. It can be traced to an even broader moral dilemma, the generation of human life outside the loving embrace of husband and wife in the marital act.

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