While reading the newspaper in May 1999, I noticed a headline about an evolution controversy occupying the Kansas State Board of Education. I flipped the page without reading the story. Like many pro-life people, I felt that the origin of the species was a matter of God's choice of methods - but not a pro-life concern.
All human beings should "make the cut" simply because they are inviolate, unrepeatable, and irreplaceable human beings. The path to abortion and the road toward cloning is one that consistently and increasingly subordinates the primary good of the human being to some secondary good.
The individual who is a servant of technique, Jacques Ellul writes, must be completely unconscious of himself.
Everyday we read and hear about the constant onslaught of controversial medical issues, e.g., euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, test-tube babies, cloning and stem cell research, creating monsters in the lab, etc. it is all coming down very fast and we will all have to make decisions about these and many other issues not even imagined yet in the 21st Century.
Protection of Conscience Laws (PCLs) ensure that people cannot be forced to participate in medical procedures to which they object for reasons of conscience.