From: Stephen D. Williams (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 15 2001 - 06:03:55 PDT
Jeff Bone wrote:
> So here are the possibilities: you can either choose to preserve the *potential*
> for futher experiential life, which argues against pulling the plug and in favor of
> banning abortions, or you can choose to define human life as some function of
> consciousness, which argues for choice and for termination of the "brain dead."
Does someone still question pulling the plug on the "brain dead"? A
human body without a brain (i.e. cereberal cortex) is not a human.
> I think any gray areas introduced here are red herrings. It's either a biological
> question or a neurological one, in this context. You can't have it both ways, IMO.
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