The Vatican raised its opposition to embryonic stem cell research, the morning-after pill, and to a new level Friday in a major new document on bioethics.
But in the document, the Vatican also said it approved of some forms of stem cell research using adult cells. And it said parents could in good conscience inoculate their children with vaccines produced with cells derived from aborted fetuses.and encouraged
By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press Writer
The Vatican’sissued “The Dignity of a Person” to answer bioethical questions that have emerged in the two decades since its last such document was published.
With it, the Vatican has essentially confirmed in a single, authoritative instruction the opinions of the Pontifical Academy for Life, a Vatican advisory body that has debated these issues for years.