Scary scary cloning:
It\’s easy to say that this represents the commoditisation of human life. That\’s true. But there\’s something both more sinister and more simple that\’s emerging. We\’re so accustomed to being consumers in every other area of our lives that we\’re becoming consumers of human life itself, looking for ways in which we can buy a person-shell off the shelf.
Well, yes, but we\’ve already sold that pass well and truly. When viable human beings are killed because their mother\’s simply don\’t want them, when those with genetic differences can be (and are) aborted in the 7 th month of pregnancy, I rather think we\’ve already got that commoditisation of human life, haven\’t we?
This isn\’t another one of my digs at whether abortion is right or wrong, rather, a simple observation about commodification. Once you\’ve said that not every life is unique, equally worthy of protection, then we have indeed decided that it is a commodity.