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My job is to provide the president with the richest possible consideration, so that he knows what is at stake in whatever decision he makes.

I don't believe that efforts to prohibit only so-called reproductive cloning can be successful.

The so-called right to reproduce is not an unlimited right.

Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit.

As bad as it might be to destroy a creature made in God's image, it might be very much worse to be creating them after images of one's own.

Our only responsibility is to live our own life and take care of our own children.

Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children.

In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman.

It's very hard to make arguments about the effects of cloning on family relations if family relations are in tatters.

We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing.

Biology, meaning the science of all life, is a late notion.

If one is seriously interested in preventing reproductive cloning, one must stop the process before it starts.

If you have easy self-contentment, you might have a very, very cheap source of happiness.

Limits have to be set on how far one can simply use the... cleverness that we have to make changes.

Once you put human life in human hands, you have started on a slippery slope that knows no boundaries.

We owe our existence to our parents, but we actually didn't have a choice.

Almost everybody is enthusiastic about the promise of biotechnology to cure disease and to relieve suffering.

An enormous amount of direct advertising from pharmaceutical companies are offering a kind of instantaneous solution to problems.

Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture.

Genetics is crude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows.