Kathryn Aegis (
Mon, 7 Sep 1998 09:27:29 -0700 (PDT)

Has a certain scientist of our acquaintance bothered to issue any sort of explanation as to how, precisely, he intends to bring a cloned baby of himself to full term in his post-menopausal wife? Does he plan to pump her full of hormones, or perhaps remove her womb entirely and place it in stasis? What happened to the hordes of young fertile volunteers he claimed were beating down his door to be the first to bear a cloned child? Has he provided anything in way of proof that a post-menopausal female can even sustain a pregnancy without miscarriage or serious harm to herself?

Really, I just cannot see how this man's utter selfishness and hubris does anything to promote a rational approach to the development of cloning. If anything, we can look forward to this being dredged up in various lawmaking fora around the globe as a primary reason for imposing strict controls on the technology, or banning it altogether.

Kathryn Aegis