2.1.19 Experiments on human embryos
Therapeutic experiments, directed at the immediate wellbeing of the embryo can be permitted when due prudence is observed. The use of human embryos – regardless of the way in which they were obtained – for pure scientific research is in conflict with their human dignity, because by the experiments they are being instrumentalized completely. In their vulnerable situation they have a right to the utmost protection. That the embryo will die eventually has no place in the argument.