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  • fertilization
  • Although the medical community has long been in agreement that fertilization does not mark the beginning of a pregnancy - fertilized eggs must first be implanted, and only about half of fertilized eggs actually result in a pregnancy - a growing number of lawmakers are supporting Personhood USA's efforts to buck medical expertise and legally define life as the moment a sperm meets an egg. (truthout.org)
  • In vitro fertilization, involving the fertilization outside the womb for implantation into the womb, would also potentially represent a violation of the proposed Personhood statute. (readersupportednews.org)
  • Some argued for "immediate personhood", i.e., at fertilization there is present a human being who is necessarily and simultaneously a human person. (lifeissues.net)
  • However, I realized fairly quickly that not only was the philosophy used in these debates "a little weird" - but more disturbing to me - as a former research chemist and biologist - the science used was text-book incorrect - in virtually all of the arguments (other than those arguing for "personhood" at fertilization). (lifeissues.net)
  • Human
  • All of us in the pro-life movement are for the full, legal recognition and protection of personhood for all human beings. (studentsforlife.org)
  • Think back to slavery and the Holocaust - both of these cases displayed an instance in which the state determined the level of personhood in certain groups of human beings. (studentsforlife.org)
  • We know that the size, level of development, environment, and degree of dependency of a human being should never determine whether or not that human receives personhood status. (studentsforlife.org)
  • In it, a number of mostly Roman Catholic scholars argue forcefully for the full personhood of human beings at the embryonic stage of development. (livingchurch.org)
  • Backed by an organization called Personhood USA , the latest offensive by anti-choice Christian fascists involves a renewed movement to amend state constitutions to establish human rights and personhood status for fertilized eggs. (laprogressive.com)
  • The basis of personhood is the fundamental truth that all human beings deserve equal status as individual persons, regardless of their age, stage of development, health, function, or condition of dependency. (all.org)
  • On the other hand, there is no more direct path to the truth of personhood than by acceptance of God and the human soul. (all.org)
  • Well, when does human personhood begin has now a new urgency in the context of the revised personhood movement, and I hope that public education on the scientific notions of personhood may finally quash the idea that a zygote is a person. (swarthmore.edu)
  • Some scientists will say it's at week 24 to 28 when you see the beginnings of the human specific electroencephalogram, and saying if we're willing to say that death is the loss of the EEG, perhaps personhood is the acquisition of the EEG. (swarthmore.edu)
  • Beginning in 1973 with the infamous Roe v. Wade decision American society has increasingly accepted the concept that humanity can be divorced from personhood and thereby some human beings can be manipulated and destroyed for the selfish gains of others because they are not considered 'persons. (personhood.net)
  • Keith Mason, the president of Personhood USA, is transparent about his motives, telling NPR , "Certainly women, my wife included, would want to know if the pills they're taking would kill a unique human individual. (truthout.org)
  • According to the Great Ape Project, an international organization that advocates for great ape personhood, the DNA between two human beings can be up to 0.5% different. (earthaction.org)
  • Most of them refer to the fact that society cannot grant personhood rights to non-human beings. (earthaction.org)
  • The UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Declaration of the Rights of the Child and conventions related to nationality are challenged when assigning personhood to an animal. (earthaction.org)
  • This article examines the issue of the constitutional personhood of the human fetus from the perspectives of the full range of usually-accepted methods of constitutional interpretation - text, structure, evidence of historical intention, precedent or practice, and policy - and concludes that the case for personhood is at least plausible and arguably much stronger than the case for the opposite conclusion that was the essential first premise of Roe. (typepad.com)
  • Second, the passage of a personhood act will force the laws of the United States to recognize what we all know to be true and to protect every human life from its point of creation. (all.org)
  • Some, on the other hand, argued for "delayed personhood", i.e., at some later point during human embryogenesis an embryo or fetus finally becomes either a human being - or a human person. (lifeissues.net)
  • News
  • The good news is that the position of those Christians who believe in the inalienable dignity and personhood of the pre-born child - at all of his or her growing stages - is indeed based on quite solid scientific and philosophical grounds! (lifeissues.net)
  • Rape
  • Kaczor considers a number of other related questions, including functional vs. ontological definitions of personhood (resolved in favor of the latter) and the hard cases for both sides: rape, incest, sex selection. (livingchurch.org)
  • proposal
  • The past four years as I've learned more about it, I've come to the conclusion it can ban common forms of contraception," he said of the personhood proposal. (yahoo.com)
  • advocates
  • One of the first arguments great ape personhood advocates use to support their claims is that of personality. (earthaction.org)
  • There are several more reasons why great ape personhood advocates suggest this legal change, but one of the most important of them is that it will lay down a precedent on animal rights and cruelty. (earthaction.org)
  • Arguments
  • Various arguments have been advanced: that personhood is dependent on desire, that it requires self-awareness, that this self-awareness must be experienced over time, that one must have the ability to plan for the future. (livingchurch.org)
  • One of the most reprehensible arguments that the personhood campaign makes to bolster its cause is a comparison between egg rights and the movement to abolish slavery. (laprogressive.com)
  • Certainly, there are counter-arguments to the great ape personhood movement. (earthaction.org)
  • Fairly convinced initially that "personhood" probably started about 14 days (based on my rough survey of the arguments) I settled into sorting out the mile-high stack of articles. (lifeissues.net)
  • eggs
  • The Personhood bill would potentially allow governmental intrusion into families' personal lives by policing what happens to a woman's eggs without any similar thought to what happens to a man's sperm. (readersupportednews.org)
  • life
  • Personhood" is a concept that has been around for awhile in the pro-life community. (all.org)
  • Our inability to express and market the concept of personhood is a fundamental failure of the pro-life movement. (all.org)
  • question
  • This may be workable in some ways, but it does not fit with the on-off nature of killing and therefore cannot successfully avoid the question of when personhood begins. (livingchurch.org)
  • Why did I go into and got into this whole question when I saw a religious action notice on a bulletin board at the college that said, "Philosophers and theologians have argued for centuries as to when personhood begins, but scientists know when it begins. (swarthmore.edu)
  • No existing computer program currently possesses the sort of capacities that would justify serious judicial inquiry into the question of legal personhood. (ssrn.com)
  • moment
  • In fact, Gilboa said, if 26 defines personhood from the moment when sperm meets egg, any birth control method that theoretically allows sperm and egg to meet could be outlawed. (mnn.com)