“Only a person can want to go on living, or have plans for the future, because only a person can even understand the possibility of a future existence for herself or himself. This means that to end the lives of people, against their will, is different from ending the lives of beings who are not people. If we want to put this in the language of rights, then it is reasonable to say that only a person has a right to life.”
Dr. Peter Singer, Rethinking Life and Death
Such is ethics today:
Unborn children are not persons.
Mentally disabled are not persons.
Anyone diagnosed with dementia is no longer a person.
Now put this in economic terms and only persons deserve to receive government assistance.