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.
Once you put human life in human hands, you have started on a slippery slope that knows no boundaries.
Nobody knew in advance that in vitro fertilization would be, by and large, safe.
Genetics is crude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows.
We owe our existence to our parents, but we actually didn’t have a choice.
In cloning, in contrast, reproduction is asexual – the cloned child is the product not of two but of one.
We are somehow natured, not just to reproduce, but for sociality and even for culture.
In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman.
We are enmeshed in a lineage that came from somewhere and is going to make way for the next generation.
Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn’t necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit.