Mailee R. Harris, Stem Cells and the States: Promulgating Constitutional Bans on Embryonic Experimentation
Mailee R. Harris, Stem Cells and the States: Promulgating Constitutional Bans on Embryonic Experimentation, 37 VAL. U.L. REV. 243 (2003).
The groundwork for stem cell research initially began with the introduction of in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology in the 1970s. In 2001, an estimated 188,000 living embryos were stored in the nation's IVF clinics. Frozen in liquid nitrogen tanks through cryopreservation, at least 19,000 embryos are added to their ranks each year. The question facing parents, researchers, and lawmakers is what do we do with them now?
The scientific community and many lawmakers are urging the use of the embryos for embryonic stem cell research, as stem cells are thought to hold the key for treating or curing many degenerative conditions. Several states, asserting their interest in the protection of human life, have reacted to the …
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Publication information: Article title: Mailee R. Harris, Stem Cells and the States: Promulgating Constitutional Bans on Embryonic Experimentation. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Issues in Law & Medicine. Volume: 19. Issue: 3 Publication date: Spring 2004. Page number: 298+. © 1999 National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent & Disabled, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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