In class, we talk about Warren rejected the classic argument of abortion because it is invalid due to the different concept of persons in premises. Hence, Warren approached five traits to definite a person including consciousness ability, reasoning skills, self-motivated, communication skills, and self-awareness. Those five features give support for a being to be classified as a person, therefore allowing them to have moral rights in our society. Warren concludes by claiming that a fetus has none of these five traits, and therefore a fetus is not a person, neither a morally human being.
I have two concerns about the way she defines a person. First of all, she does not concern about any stage of abortion. For example, a two-month fetus verse a nine-month fetus. It is to me that killing a nine-months fetus is going to cause much more pain physically and mentally than a two-months fetus for both the gravida and the fetus.
Additionally, assuming the theory is true to determine a person, I believe that these criteria are too hard to achieve because it sets very high standards. For instance, the two traits claim that a person needs to have reasoning skill and self-motivated activity; however, those are traits we might only find from adults. A newborn and even a young child still does not have the ability to question things and perform self motivated activities, therefore the two premises are doubtful to me.