Letters to the Editor

'Sanctity of life?'

What exactly is "sanctity of life"? This term is frequently bandied about by those who venerate embryonic stem cell "life" and advocate responsible stewardship of God's earth, in conjunction with condemnation of the "pill," abortion, capital punishment and euthanasia; to be oft followed by endorsement of annihilation of real or perceived enemies, "collateral" damage, homophobia, xenophobia, exploitation of workers, slaughter of animals, environmental pillage and dogmatism that thwarts intellectual development (the brain is a "living" organ!). Sanctity of life?

Paula Ann Costis