Somehow I find it difficult to accept that leaving unused embryos left over after invitro fertilization procedures frozen in liquid nitrogen is not any different from...
Any procedure that places at risk the health and life of a human embryo for purposes that do not directly benefit the embryo is morally unacceptable
Last time I checked, being frozen in liquid nitrogen does not "directly benefit the embryo." Moreover, if I was a frozen embryo stuck in liquid nitrogen never to be used again or just destroyed, then I would most certainly want to donate myself to science and give up my stem cells. But then, an embryo is just an undifferentiated ball of cells and there is no potential for human life unless the embryo is implanted in a woman's uterus. Sometimes I really wish that people who make statements like the one quoted above would spend some time taking a few biology courses before they go off on their crusades. Certainly, using the cells to potenitially help someone is more ethical than simply destroying these left over embroys. But then, enough ranting for now.