Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, cloning, gene therapy. Some technical advances make us question what personhood means. Jewish philosophy professor Alan Mittleman offers some guidance.
Redefining ‘personhood’ to include unborn babies and corporations weakens the middle. It leaves actual living, breathing persons less free, J.J. Goldberg writes.
Pro-lifers are having a busy month. There is the Personhood amendment set to pass November 8th in a general election vote in Mississippi, with support from Democrats and Republicans, which would define human life as legally beginning at fertilization. This would render all abortions and morning-after pills illegal, and, according to some, could result on bans of certain birth control pills and in-vitro fertilization.