Fetus is Not a Person Rebuttal

The lack of certain personality traits would remove from personhood: 

  • Those who are in a coma

  • Elderly with degenerative disorders (Alzheimer's, etc.)

  • Mentally deficient

    • Genetic

    • Neurological disease

    • Mental illness

  • Is is okay to consider these human beings as non-persons?

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The lack of certain personality traits used to define personhood would remove many humans who are currently considered to be persons from the status of personhood. This kind of definition of personhood would make into non-persons those who are in a coma, the elderly with degenerative disorders (such as Alzheimer's, etc.), and those who are mentally deficient. Is is okay to consider these human beings as non-persons?

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