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Personhood

I define personhood in terms of consciousness, which I presently (autumn 2004) equate to the ability to purposefully "re-wire" the self so that later decisions are more in line with a goal self image. This level of consciousness is probably unique to humans on Earth, and is not developed until some time after birth and in some cases lost before physical death.
This doesn't mean abortion is free of moral complications.