Fewer US citizens see stem cell research and IVF as moral issues

| August 20, 2013
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Regardless of their views about the legality of abortion, most Americans think that having an abortion is a moral issue. By contrast, the public is much less likely to see other issues involving human embryos – such as stem cell research or in vitro fertilization – as a matter of morality.

Asked whether abortion is morally acceptable, morally wrong or not a moral issue, only about a quarter of U.S. adults (23%) say they personally do not consider having an abortion to be a moral issue, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. Twice as many Americans (46%) say this about using in vitro fertilization and four-in-ten (42%) say the same about stem cell research that does not involve human embryos.

Read the full, original story here: Abortion Viewed in Moral Terms: Fewer See Stem Cell Research and IVF as Moral Issues

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