Carter Snead, president of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture and member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, talks about his new book “What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics.” In this second of two parts, he talks about how a true understanding of the human body ought to inform our understanding and policies related to abortion, reproductive technologies, end of life care, and more.

Top 3 Take-Aways:
1. The current laws define the mother-baby relationship as though they were two totally separate, antagonistic entities. But nothing could be further from the truth biologically and morally.
2. Recognize that the unborn person is a human person. Act and legislate accordingly.
3. The only criteria for belonging to the community of persons is to be a human being.

Other references:
What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics by O. Carter Snead


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