Q4. If cloning research is allowed, isn't ASRM mandating the destruction of embryos?
That's not the way ASRM sees it. While human embryos at any stage are worthy of special respect and consideration, most of them will never be capable of giving rise to a baby. It is not at all clear that SCNT could ever be used to produce a viable human embryo capable of developing into a normal human being. We think SCNT can produce some very special cells, but not yet a child.