Tim Staples

The language of the California Equal Rights Amendment (CERA) is as follows:

"The term 'person' as it is applied to all living human beings, applies to all living human beings from the beginning of their biological development as human beings (i.e., human organism), regardless of the means by which he or she was procreated, method of reproduction, age, race, sex, gender, physical well-being, function, size, level of development, environment and/or degree of physical or mental dependency and/or disability."

This is a very good working definition of "person" for popular consumption that is in keeping with the teachings of the Church. This definition is well done. You can quote me on that.

 — Tim Staples, Director of Apologetics and Evangelization, Catholic Answers