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Unformatted text preview: humanity on having the potential for rational capacity and genetic code. 3. The five characteristics that define personhood for Warren are consciousness, reasoning, self-motivated activity, capacity to communicate, and having the presence of self-concepts and self-awareness. This list is defined enough to determine who is a person and who isn't. 4. Warren concludes that the rights of an actual person always takes precedent over a potential person's rights. To deny a woman her right to have an abortion is to deny her of her moral and constitutional rights for something that could be a person....
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course PHIL 205 taught by Professor Jonathanreibsamen during the Spring '10 term at Saint Louis.
- Spring '10