So many right to life religious zealots know, and know absolutely for certain, which lives are more valuable than others. The fetus, starting at one cell, is the most valuable. The mother, not so much. I have to admit to being cynical about right to life zealots.
The moral choices of who is sacrificed and why are coming to fore in self-driving cars. The “look” at what is happening just before a crash and how the car will react will be from programmed instructions. If a manually driven school bus is going the wrong way and comes at you your choices may be to hit the bus, injure yourself and children, or go over a cliff and get killed. A programmer will have decided for you long before real time.
If you were buying a new self-driving car you might inquire about the choices in the computer. The dealer could say, “We can sell you an ‘always kill the others’ program for $100,000 more. People who can afford it are buying this. Of course, the cheaper program puts you in more danger and other cars in less.”
It will be possible to read license plates in a instant. Doctors who perform abortions are considered prey to be harvested by some anti-abortion zealots. Their license plates could be programmed into self- driving cars to decrease the odds of these doctors in accidents. On the other hand, the license number of every woman carrying a fetus could be recorded and the fetus protected.