JAS -- you still don't get it, do you? Just as Adams laid out several bad lines of logic when it comes to aborting the unborn, YOUR line of logic is just as bad. I know, you wanted to come across as all well-thought out and even-minded. But, using your logic, other people would be free to kill whoever and whenever they wanted, simply because "we" don't know what their "journey in life" has led them to or been like for them. Respecting the fact that they may have different values than you and letting it go at that opens some pretty terrible doors.