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When does a fetus become a person?

Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Wed Feb 19 17:30:41 EST 1997


On Wed, 19 Feb 1997 rafink at ibm.net wrote:

> [...] 
> This debate is interesting.  We have already used the EEG as a

Interesting, indeedy.

> definition of "death" in the brain death statutes; if there is no EEG
> activity, then there is brain death.  If we stay consistent, we should
> consider that a fetal EEG can be measured at about 8 weeks, and thus,
> the fetus is "brain alive" at that point.  Since the fetus is



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