Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear War November 16, 1958
“We should create a World Peace Research Organization in the United Nations that would be like a great university. The research institute would have thousands of scientists, economists, geographers, specialists on international affairs, historians, and experts of all sorts working year after year on the problem of preserving peace in the world.
“My concern grows over the recklessness of the atomic bomb research. To order a test of a great nuclear bomb device is to sacrifice the lives of 15,000 unborn children. The estimate that I have made of the amount of this damage is of the order of 15,000 people now living who will probably die of leukemia, bone cancer, and other diseases as a result of radioactive materials liberated each year of testing nuclear weapons.”