" science is beginning to encroach on every level of our volition". and to me, that is a frightening social concept. it doesn't have anything to do with the right to have an abortion verses the right to life. it has to do with the ability of science to keep things alive and the ability of science to really control our lives.
I think we'd all like to believe that after we shuffle off this mortal coil, that there's going to be something on the other side because for most of us, i know for me, life is so rich, so colorful and sensual and full of good things, things to read, things to eat, things to watch, places to go, new experiences, that i don't want to think that you just go to darkness.