Posted by SCMO on 27th February 2002 in Christianity |
No matter how often it is repeated, the distinction between reproductive and therapeutic cloning remains specious. embryos
are human beings, whether implanted in the womb and carried to term, or reproduced and then destroyed in the laboratory. To create embryos
purely with intent to destroy them soon afterwards, is a most profound attack on the dignity and sanctity of human life. Archbishop Mario Conti, a member of the Catholic Bishops Joint Bioethics Committee, commented; "The Catholic Church has consistently called for a total ban on human cloning as a gross and unjustified interference in the natural processes of human reproduction. We should not initiate a...