If your wife were sucked into your computer (bear with me) and suddenly the computer started claiming sentience and talking and saying it was alive and deserved life and that if you return it to being a computer and your wife you'll be commiting murder...you'd laugh and fire up the ol molecular separator without a moments hesitation.
It's exactly the same thing.
Bracing myself for the barrage of "What? No it isn't!" It is. It may be a bad analogy, but it is the same thing.