WGR11637 - Looking for a Cure: The Ethics Behind a COVID Vaccine, Part 1
Guest: Dr. Joseph Meaney
The research and development of vaccines for Covid 19 have once again put a spotlight on stem cell research and the sources used to obtain the biological material for it. What does the Church teach about such research and its sources? What is ethical according to her teachings? How do we apply this teaching to the real issues we face in this current pandemic? And to what extent should this impact our personal decision to vaccinate or not to vaccinate? These are the questions we will consider in this two-part series, Looking for A Cure: The Ethics of a Covid Vaccine. Dr Joseph Meanie, President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, is with us.