An Argument for Personhood from Conception

An argument for full human personhood from the moment of conception:

  1. An adult human being is the end result of the continuous growth of the organism from conception.
  2. At no point, from conception to adulthood, is there a change in the essential nature of the fetus from non-person to person.
  3. Therefore, one is a person from the point of conception onward.

Adapted from Moral Choices by Scott Rae.