Becoming an Involuntary Subject in a Non-Therapeutic, Medical Experiment

In this episode “Phage” of Star Trek Voyager (Season 1, Episode 4), the lungs are involuntarily harvested from the character “Neelix” (the tiger-man). The difference from subjecting pre-born children to non-therapeutic–receiving no medical benefit–involuntary participation in a medical experiment, is that this character is tangible and identifiable, having been personalized, and able to be advocated for by those who love him. Whereas it is only God and His Church who love and advocate for the rights of pre-born human persons who have never been personalized by tangible identification by, in G.K. Chesterton’s memorable phrase, “the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about” (Orthodoxy, “The Ethics of Elfland”).