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All parties to the human embryo debate have something vital to defend. Leon Kass
I have dreams about embryos. A little embryo says to me, ‘Leon, what are you going to do for me today.’ Leon Kass
This is using taxpayer money to pay for the intentional destruction of human life Sam Brownback
The elementary particles which form the embryo are each drawn from the corresponding structure in the parent, and conserve a sort of remembrance of their previous form, so that in the offspring they will reflect and reproduce a resemblance to the parents ... We can thus readily explain how new species are formed... by supposing that the elementary particles may not always retain the order which they present in the parents, but may fortuitously produce differences, which, multiplying and accumulating, have resulted in the infinite variety of species which we see at the present time. Peter Louis Moreau de Maupertuis
There is no such thing as a spare embryo. George W. Bush
Thou shall not kill is as valid for the embryo as for individuals who are already born. John Paul II; Giovanni Battista Montini
An embryo is human and deserves human respect. William Frist
For us to throw away opportunities to cure diseases … is a mistake. Two-thirds of the American people support stem cell research. John McCain
There is no way to treat fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses as separate constitutional persons [separate from the mother] without subtracting pregnant women from the community of constitutional persons. Lynn Paltrow
If we hewed to the notion that an embryo achieves personhood when sperm meets egg, we’d have to investigate all miscarriages as potential homicides, perhaps punishable by death. Katha Politt
Why don’t more doe-hard abortion opponents fret over embryos discarded during the course of IVF [in vitro fertilization]? The reason is that destroying an embryo in pursuit of a baby is part of a noble struggle, whereas destroying an embryo to finish high school or law school or even to put enough food on the table for other kids is considered selfish at best. Katha Politt