Fetus is Not a Person Rebuttal

Personality definition problems

  • Does a human non-person exist?

  • What traits define personhood?

  • Who makes the definition?

  • Society has excluded certain humans from personhood before (e.g., African slaves, Chinese, etc.) Should we make a new list of human non-persons?

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Abortion proponents claim that fetuses are not persons. However, this would make the fetus a human non-person. Does such a creature really exist? Who should be in charge of determining which characteristics of personality constitute personhood? In the past, numerous human beings have been defined as non-persons. Should we begin a new list of human beings who aren't really persons?

Last Modified June 14, 2008


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