Respecting Life in a Time of Transgender Robots and ‘Pet Parents’ by Anna Abbott

Something's wrong when AI and animals can be treated as human, while actual unborn humans are deemed worthless.

Respecting life is complicated in a culture that has problems comprehending “respect” and “life.” When people are called “pet parents” and artificial intelligence is considered human, human life itself is contested. Not to mention the fact that inanimate objects are called “sexy” and “smart.” This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae, and threats to life have increased and changed. Humanae Vitae predicted abortion and euthanasia, as well as the moral decadence in relationships between the sexes.