"The religious right considers the destruction of the embryo as if it were a human being. That theory is simply not true. These cells are in a dish, the egg was fertilized with a cell not sperm, and the embryo cannot become a human being."
Is this true? If the egg that was "fertilized" with the cell (not sperm?) is put back into the womb with proper care would it not eventually develop into a child? I am not a biologist - does anybody have any more info on this?
The embryo referred to in the quote is both human and living. No biologist in his right mind will deny that. He knows very well what species that embryo belongs to and that those cells carry out the metabolic functions that occur in living tissue. That (experimental) embryo will never be born because those who fertilized it are not going to implant that embryo in a womb. They will instead use that embryo for experimental purposes and for "spare parts."