Richard Stith on the moral status of the human embryo and fetus

Finally, in a very readable article, Richard Stith provides a philosophical framework for making sense of the different understandings people have regarding the moral status of the human embryo/fetus. The widespread vision of the embryo and fetus as "under construction" is the key to understanding why good people may find pro-life arguments to be non-rational or absurd. The construction versus development approach may also help to clarify mutual misunderstandings regarding the moral acceptability of euthanasia.