Detective Lennie Briscoe: I thought my sex life was complicated when I had to wear a condom.
Det. Rey Curtis: Scientists! If they can do it, they do it. They never think whether they *should* do it.
Det. Rey Curtis: You know, the newsletter guy's right. Rutland IS playing God.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: He's playing with the brains God gave him: isn't that kosher?
Det. Rey Curtis: What - making babies in a test tube? Storing leftover babies in a freezer?
Detective Lennie Briscoe: [correcting Curtis] Embryos!
Det. Rey Curtis: Fine - embryos.
Lt. Anita Van Buren: My sister couldn't have a baby. They tried for years. It was really painful.
Det. Rey Curtis: Well maybe she wasn't meant to have a baby.
Lt. Anita Van Buren: [pause] Excuse me?
Dr. Harvey Purcell: Why are they arguing about embryos when my wife is dead? Sarah was not a POTENTIAL human being!
Arlene Galvin: I wasn't doing anything wrong. Those embryos were mine! They were made from twelve eggs that came out of my body.
Jack McCoy: Someone else had a valid claim to them and you knew it.
Arlene Galvin: A valid claim? Do you know why she wanted to have my child? For the money! What kind of life was that child going to have?
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: At least it would be alive, which is more than we can say for Sarah Purcell.