Ms. Taylor is beyond doubt an extremely gifted scientist. I marvel at her discoveries and insights. However, I am not persuaded that her undisputed scientific and technical expertise confer legitimacy on her view of fertilized human eggs as "tools" to be used in her research. While I have no doubt that Ms. Taylor earnestly believes that her work has the potential to yield great benefit to humanity, it is apt to remember that the end, however noble, does not justify the means. Was it coincidence that this interview was aired on what we Catholics have declared to be "Respect Life Sunday?" If so, what irony.
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