Special Lecture: "Killing Embryos for Stem Cell Research"
Event date: 30 May 2006
Speakers: Professor Jefferson McMahan
Venue: University of Oxford
Abstract: In ‘Killing Embryos for Stem Cell Research’, Professor McMahan argues that embryos in the earliest stages do not qualify as organisms and do not meet criteria to have a soul according to major western philosophic traditions. In his view it is inconsistent to allow unwanted embryos to be discarded after IVF treatment, but to prevent the use of embryos in research.