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  1. Embryonic Personhood, Human Nature, and Rational Ensoulment.John R. Meyer - 2006 - Heythrop Journal 47 (2):206–225.
    This essay briefly describes a few of the problems associated with using personhood language to defend the right to life of the pre‐implantation embryo. Arguing that an immaterial soul explains the personal identity of an embryo is problematic for many people because there is no apparent spiritual activity in the unborn. While some scholars argue that the embryo has the potential to act as an adult person and thus should be protected from harm, others contend that potentiality alone is insufficient (...)
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