Saturday, June 11, 2005

Key Vatican Theologian Urges Recognition of Human Embryo As Human Being

The theologian of the pontifical household has called for public recognition that an embryo is a human being. Speaking to the daily newspaper La Stampa as Italian voters prepare for a national referendum on artificial reproduction, Cardinal Georges Cottier said: "The embryo is a human being in development." He insisted that this fact should be recognized, saying, "I wish that people spoke the whole truth."