McKenzie rose and lit another cigarette. "This is the third one this week", Butler said, "Who would do this to someone?".

Martin McKenzie had seen this before. Back before the clones, it wasn't as common, but it still happened. That was when they still called it "murder". Now, it's simply written up as just another case of property damage. Killing someone's clone is still a felony offense, but it doesn't stop it from happening.

The anti-cloning zealots feel that their actions are justified because cloning is a direct offense against God. It's the new rallying cry and has long since replaced abortion as the platform's primary political issue. Ironically, they still call themselves "Pro Lifers".

"Clean up the body and let the owner know they can have it picked up for disposal", Martin said as he was walking back to his car. He barely heard the response as he flicked the cigarette butt to the ground and stamped it out.