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The Future of BioethicsInternational Dialogues$
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Akira Akabayashi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199682676

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.001.0001

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Regenerative Medicine, Politics, and the High Price of Moral Constraint

(p.35) 1.4 Commentary
The Future of Bioethics

Aric Bendorf

Ian Kerridge

Oxford University Press

Lysaght and Campbell note the promise of regenerative medicine and call for a broader philosophical and public discourse that extends beyond questions surrounding the moral status of embryos. While this is a laudable aim, it fails to confront the pernicious, controlling and suffocating impact that religion has had on debates surrounding stem cell research, regenerative medicine and science more broadly. While bioethics should privilege tolerance and pluralism, it also has an important role in activism and as a critic of positions and institutions that seek to dominate and control public discourse.

Keywords:   Stem Cells, Bioethics, Religion, Regenerative Medicine, Discourse, Intolerance, Bias

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