The human unalienable right from which other rights obtain

The right to life is a moral principle based on the belief that a human being has the right to live and, in particular, should not be killed by another human being. The concept of a right to life arises in debates on issues of capital punishment, war, abortion, euthanasia, justifiable homicide, animal welfare and public health care. Various individuals who identify with pro-life views may disagree on which areas this principle applies, such as issues previously listed.

  • Children - Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
  • Evolution - The process of gradual transformation of living organisms over time
  • Health - The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
  • Learning - The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
  • Personal Responsibility - Accepting the consequences of one's actions
  • Philosophy - The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
  • Praxeology - The study of purposeful human action
  • Psychology - The sudy of the mind and of human behavior
  • Self-ownership - The principle that each individual owns his or her body and life

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Right to life" as of 13 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.