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per·son·hood

 (pûr′sən-ho͝od′)
n.
The state or condition of being a person, especially having those qualities that confer distinct individuality: "finding her own personhood as a campus activist" (Walter Shapiro).

personhood

(ˈpɜːsənˌhʊd)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US the condition of being a person who is an individual with inalienable rights, esp under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States
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Noun1.personhood - being a person; "finding her own personhood as a campus activist"
identity, personal identity, individuality - the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"
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21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After calling Mitch McConnell to the carpet for his role in funding Planned Parenthood, Personhood USA is now looking at Paul Ryan.
In this Essay I want to reject the suggestion that personhood is not important.
Contemporary moral philosophers, clinicians, and medical historians discuss ethical questions related to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and Alzheimer's disease, and look at how cognitive disability forces us to reexamine the concept of personhood.
For instance, Gloria Feldt, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, bemoaned the Unborn Victims of Violence Act as "creating legal personhood for the fetus.
With respect to research from the Western Pacific especially, ideas of personhood as relational, mutually constituted, and transmuting over the life cycle have also been a key focus of pioneering research and theory (Leenhardt 1979; Strathern 1988; Wagner 1981, 1986).
She told me her goal was to raise awareness of SB-1433, more commonly known as the Oklahoma Personhood Bill, (1) which would have granted full personhood to embryos.
For the fourth time, Colorado voters rejected a statewide personhood constitutional amendment in the November election cycle.
Personhood amendments have been defeated wherever they pop up, including Mississippi.
The court, which gave new meaning to corporate personhood in its earlier Citizens United decision, upped the ante significantly in the Hobby Lobby case by granting religious rights--religious personhood--to closely held for-profit corporations (see Page 10).
She goes on to say, “It all comes down to our unwillingness as a society to protect the personhood of Black and Hispanic preborn boys and girls.
The phrase "ground of social life" focuses on personhood as something given, primitive, immediate, and distributed by nature equally among all human beings, in contrast to personhood understood as something that involves specific identity, public mastery of language, and responsibility for routines of socially intelligible action--personhood as an achievement rather than a given.