There is a great clash in our country between the concept of sanctity of life and the concept of quality of life. Sanctity of life is a spiritual concept. It implies sacred, as something God has declared has being of great value. Quality of life is a physical concept, meaning life is merely molecules in motion. Human beings are no more valuable than a common backyard twig. It's thinking like that that led to the Holocaust. And it's thinking like that that leads to the erosion of the value of human life in our time, at birth and at the end of life and everywhere between.