Unformatted text preview: d out that this is precisely what a human
being looks like—and what each of us looked
like—at ﬁve or ﬁfteen days of development.” From A Child Is Born (lower right: courtesy Susie Hardin) Basic Categories of Ethical Systems
Deontological: Duty-based systems. Is
the embryo my neighbor?!
Consequentialist: Emphasis on
outcomes. Example: utilitarianism
(maximize the good).!
Intuitionism: The embryo “feels” (or
doesn’t “feel”) like a “person” too me.!
These can be mixed (esp. the intuition). Pope Benedict XVI http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/story/2011-11-12/Vatican-stem-cells/51177262/1 "Those who advocate research on embryonic stem cells in the
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