Wesley J. Smith writes about the efforts of the biotech industry and others to depersonalize and dehumanize embryonic life through the manipulation of language. The debate mirrors discourse about abortion, particularly using terms that hide the humanity of the unborn child.
There's an old saw about a man whose wife comes home unexpectedly and finds him in bed with his naked mistress. "Who is that woman?" the outraged wife demands. The man, a surprised and innocent look on his face, says: "Woman? What woman?"
Cloning apologists remind me of that philandering husband. Their opponents point out that a cloned human embryo is a human life, and the cloners reply with: "Human life? What human life?"
Unfortunately, it seems to be working, as the media and nervous politicians continue parroting the line that a human-clone embryo is not really human.
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