I’m gratified that in spite of how intelligent and well-meaning some people are; in spite of how well they can express their views on a variety of issues; and in spite of how complex those issues can sometimes appear, they just don’t matter much.
There’s a reason that abortion is here and here to stay for at least as long as contraceptive methods aren’t effortless, free, and foolproof, and it has nothing in the world to do with all the twisted ethical arguments that seek to establish bright-line standards where none are possible.
The simple and plain fact is that individuals who have a personal interest in the matter can plainly see the difference between fetuses and human beings—in spite of the difficult time you gentlemen seem to have with it.
…And you think that you have a hope in hell of getting people to accept the sanctity of pre-fetuses (embryos)?
Technology advances rapidly, and human cloning—particularly for the manufacture of spare body parts—is an absolute certainty. You can mark my words. You may even mark your own as quaint, once yours or a loved one’s life is saved over the next few decades as this technology comes to market.
There’s another part of this that really, really irks me. I’m just sitting here thinking, and I can state unequivocally that I’ve never once in my life heard of some scientific or technological advance being sought by rational people where I had the slightest or remotest thought or feeling that their quest should in any way be impeded, monitored, or "regulated."
Go for it…and to hell with the sissies, busybodies, and the nattering nabobs of negativity.