First Topic – Embryo: A Defense of Human Life
Typically, right-to-life arguments have been based explicitly on moral and religious grounds. In Embryo, Robert George eschews religious arguments and makes a purely scientific and philosophical case that the fetus, from the instant of conception, is a human being, with all the moral and political rights inherent in that status. As such, stem cell research that destroys a viable embryo represents the unacceptable taking of a human life. George is here to fearlessly grapple with the political, scientific, and cultural consequences arising from his position.