'Artificial womb' will mean end of abortion?

April 5, 2019


Our latest Biotech Facts and Fallacies podcast is out over at Genetic Literacy Project:  ‘Artificial womb’ raises awkward ethical questions about abortion, child welfare and health freedom:


 In the coming decades, certain developments in biotechnology will almost certainly force us to ask some awkward ethical questions—for which there aren’t yet clear answers. So-called ‘artificial womb’ technology is one such example. Recent research suggests that it may be possible one day to keep a human fetus alive outside its mother’s uterus from fertilization to full-term infancy...[I]f and when that technology leaves the realm of science fiction, the ongoing political debate over abortion, for instance, will never be the same.


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