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I agree, Kathryn, with both points: the research seems to me to be morally justifiable but the caution sounded was worth listening to. For the same reason, I thought the president’s stem-cell decision of Aug. 9, 2001, was justifiable, but I fear it may have left a false impression that all of these issues are amenable to compromise.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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