From the March, 2006 issue of Touchstone
Terminal Logic by Robert P. George

Terminal Logic

Everyone Is a Person—No One Is “Mere Biological Life”

by Robert P. George

There is a spectrum of positions on end-of-life issues, and on life issues generally, but a crucial line divides those who affirm and those who deny that the life of each human being possesses inherent and equal worth and dignity, irrespective not only of race, ethnicity, age, and sex (as everyone agrees), but stage of development, mental or physical infirmity, and condition of dependency.

People who deny this frequently distinguish what they describe as “mere biological human life” from the life of a “person.” A person possesses self-consciousness and, perhaps, developed capacities for charact . . .


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