The 1975 federal regulations on fetal research reflect the recommendations of a national study commission which formulated a policy based upon broad ethical considerations. The fetus is now accorded comprehensive protection in medical experimentation - protection so comprehensive that necessary and valuable benefits to future fetuses must be given up. This article suggests that the regulations be carefully modified to permit greater latitude in conducting research on drug pharmocology in aborted fetuses.
Federal Regulation of Fetal Research: Toward a Public Policy Founded on Ethical Reasoning,
31 U. Miami L. Rev.
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