Saying they put forth a scientific and philosophical argument, not a religious one, the authors maintain that the fetus, from the moment of conception, is a human being, and therefore due moral and political rights. As a result, they argue, society should not condone or publicly fund embryonic stem-cell research. George is a professor of jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program at Princeton. Tollefsen is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina.
Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen