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By this standard, a premie is not a human. A full term baby with some kind of lung problem is not a human. This may not be as bad as it sounds.

I agree, at least in terms of rights. In those cases, the parents decide. But not everyone that is pro legal abortion may agree with me. Different lines again.

I would also say someone in a car accident who needs to be on a ventilator temporarily before they recover is not a human. But you could have a "grandfather" clause that once you ahieve humanity, you don't lose it until you are dead. Or at least brain dead. Ay caramba, we're going to have ANOTHER can of worms on the way out, too!

Im in favor of everyone having a living will for every conceivable stage of incapacitation. I have no problem with someone deciding for themselves, given a situation, when they'd prefer to die rather than live. This removes the burden from the family (which is always a good thing since THEY might not agree).

I think it HAS to open up that can of worms because abortion rights fall directly into the "right to die" for incapacitated persons. Any laws made should be consistent.
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