Human Embryology Archive

Should Christians support a ban on embryonic stem cell research?

In 2004 the cash-strapped state of California passed Proposition 71, allocating three billion dollars to finance the cloning of human embryos and their subsequent destruction through embryonic stem cell research. Support for this proposition was largely influenced by celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Nancy Reagan, and the late Christopher Reeve who reiterated the biotech industry’s […]

The Right to Life: When Does Life Begin?

Throughout the history of the abortion controversy, many have put forth criteria by which to judge whether a human organism has reached the point in its development at which it is fully human. Some criteria are based on so-called “decisive” moments in fetal development. Others are based on certain conditions any entity — born or […]