Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Book Resources: Chapter 3: The Science of Stem Cells. Finding Cures and Protecting Life (A Catholic View)

 

A Catholic View: The Science of Stem Cells. Finding Cures and Protecting Life

Film Focus Point: This excellent program, produced by the Michigan Catholic Conference, uses real case studies to explain the benefits of adult stem cell research and the controversial nature of fetal stem cell research.

Text Focus Point: Pages 90-91

Discussion Questions:

  1. What values are at odds in the controversy about the use of fetal stem cell in research? How does this differ from the use of adult stem cells in research?
  2. What are common misunderstandings about stem cell research, particularly in the area of science?
  3. What are the benefits of using adult stem cells rather than fetal stem cells?

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