Do potential people have moral rights?

@article{Warren1977DoPP,
  title={Do potential people have moral rights?},
  author={M. Warren},
  journal={Canadian journal of philosophy},
  year={1977},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={
          275-89
        }
}
  • M. Warren
  • Published 1977
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Canadian journal of philosophy
By a potential person I shall mean an entity which is not now a person but which is capable of developing into a person, given certain biologically and/or technologically possible conditions. This is admittedly a narrower sense than some would attach to the term 'potential'. After all, people of the twenty-fifth century, if such there will be, are in some sense potential people now, even though the specific biological entities from which they will develop, i.e. the particular gametes or… Expand
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