The debates are still intense and the vote is uncertain. MPs like Linda Kirk who are decided in supporting "therapeutic" cloning must realize to two things:
- they would be advocating the creation of human life for the sole purpose of harvesting them as raw material, directly resulting in their destruction.
- they would be supporting research in an area that has not shown any viability, and zero successful human treatments, in stark contrast to adult stem cell research which has already resulted in 72 successful human treatments.
Perhaps they are blinded by ignorance as well as a utilitarian view of human life. Perhaps they are deceived. Whatever the case may be, they need prayers. For what they decide may well become law, and what is legal often becomes mistaken for something that is good, and therefore to be encouraged and advocated. One generation from then, we will find our children looking at their aged and disabled parents, perhaps wondering why we should not also be harvested or otherwise disposed of "for the greater good".