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  1. right to lifenoun

    the right to live


  1. right to lifenoun

    The right of a human being to the continuation of his or her life.

  2. right to lifenoun

    The moral or legal entitlement of an unborn child to be born, and not to have its life terminated by an abortion or other medical procedure.


  1. Right to life

    The right to life is the belief that a being has the right to live and, in particular, should not be killed by another entity. The concept of a right to life arises in debates on issues including capital punishment, with some people seeing it as immoral; abortion, where some feel an unborn fetus is alive and should not be ended prematurely; euthanasia, where the decision to end one's life outside of natural means is seen as incorrect; and in killings by law enforcement, which is seen by some as an infringement of a person's right to live. Various individuals may disagree in which of these areas the principle of a right to life might apply.


  1. right to life

    The right to life is a fundamental human right that refers to every individual's legal and ethical entitlement to live, particularly to not be killed arbitrarily by any entity, including by the government, criminals, or other individuals. It is widely recognized and protected under international human rights law. This right, however, is subject to interpretations related to issues like abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, war and self-defence.


  1. Right to life

    Right to life is a phrase that describes the belief that a human being has the right to live, particularly that a human being has the right not to be unjustly killed by another human being. The concept of a right to life is central to debates on the issues of euthanasia, capital punishment, abortion, self defense and war.

Editors Contribution

  1. right to life

    To feel, know and understand intuitively in our brain, heart, mind, subconscious, soul, spirit, conscience and consciousness that every animal, human being and foetus has a right to eternal life in a human body.

    Right to life law and legislation is of importance to every human being on the earth as we make responsible, intelligent an informed choices.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of right to life in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of right to life in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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