Abortion and Moral Judgment -Reply

Jim Jaszewski jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Sat Aug 12 22:00:21 MDT 1995


On Fri, 11 Aug 1995, jwalker wrote:

> In recent philosophical literature on abortion (since mid to late
> seventies) people distinguish between "person", which is a moralized
> concept as described above, and "human", which denotes a organism that
> belongs to _homo sapiens_.
>
> On these definitions a fetus is noncontroversially human, but arguably
> not a person.

	I wouldn't find such a distinction unreasonable and a point for
discussion, as long as the essential `legalism' of the argument is kept in
view...


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