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Do Animals Deserve Personhood?

Do Animals Deserve Personhood? That was the question asked at a conference held at Yale over the weekend. Featuring a collection of gender theorists, philosophers, and psychologists, the conference — entitled “Personhood Beyond the Human”– provided a forum for academics to ponder the age-old question: Is to moo to be a man?

“If at least some animals are psychological persons, isn’t it time to extend the legal protection of ‘human rights’ from our species to all beings with those characteristics?” the conference website reads.

What do you want to bet that every one of these Ph.D.s arguing for the legal personhood of dolphins and apes would bend over backwards to argue against such legal recognition for viable unborn humans subjected to partial-birth abortion?

Check out the full story at The College Fix.

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