This article examines the critics that Jane English makes to the stubborn invocation of the concept of a person in the discussions about abortion. Conservatives and Liberals alike would have been mistaken in considering the foetus personhood determinant in the discussion. The criticisms are divided into a linguistic and a moral one. Regarding the first one, I claim that, even though she correctly identifies a problem, she ignores that it is susceptible to be solved. Regarding the second, I sustain that her attacks against both conservatism and liberalism are founded. However, I suggest that one can resort to better analogies and to more precise concepts.