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It Is Too Soon for Clinical Trials on Artificial Wombs: Scientific American Essay

“Artificial wombs are moving from the realm of science fiction to possible trials with severely premature babies,” write Hastings Center President Vardit Ravitsky and Louise P. King, a surgeon and bioethicist at Harvard Medical School, in Scientific American. “We are excited about the great potential benefits of this technology; however, with fetal rights now a political front in the abortion debate, we believe that society must address the ethical and legal issues before those trials begin.”

Read their Scientific American essay.