March 1, 2012

At what age does a human being become an "actual person" with a right to live?

A shocking idea out of the UK:
This is where acceptance of killing early humans in the womb can lead, despite some pro-abortion people's denial.

Come to think of it, you could say that children of all ages are only "potential persons," since they're not yet fully developed and still dependent. They are not self-aware enough to "attribute to (their)   own existence some (at least) basic value such that being deprived of this existence represents a loss to (them).” And of course, disabled and the elderly could also lose actual personhood if their function is diminished...

Welcome to a Brave New World?

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