Embryo Is Not a Person: Rebuttal

African slaves
      • 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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Embryonic stem cell research proponents claim that embryos are not persons. However, this would make the embryo 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?

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