right to life


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right to life

1. noun The belief that every human being has the right to live. The phrase is often used in discussions of war, abortion, and capital punishment, among other topics. I believe in the right to life, and I'm not going to debate that with you, since you clearly support legalized abortion. How can we claim to believe in the right to life and also support the war effort?
2. adjective Holding such beliefs. Often hyphenated. Yes, I am a member of a right-to-life group, as that cause is very important to me. The right-to-life issues are always the ones that trip up politicians.
See also: life, right
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Based on the aforementioned and the studies of , five conceptions about the right to life are identified:
Paddie and Faircloth, like Capriglione, have both maintained 100 percent scorecard ratings with Texas Right to Life since they joined the Legislature and received endorsements from the group's PAC in 2014 and 2016.
The president of National Right to Life's Ohio affiliate, Mike Gonidakis of Ohio Right to Life, also opposed the ouster of Georgia Right to Life.
Even if the theory of right to life goes back in time to the adoption of the first written constitutions, the theoretical interest to resume it was determined by the fact that the existing literature has not always paid sufficient attention to theoretical issues regarding the comprehensive approach to the concept of right to life, regarding the approach from the perspective of values and in particular from the perspective on the legal values.
The first move available to the rights theorist is to claim that the aggressor, by virtue of his aggression, forfeits his right to life. The problems with this view are well known.
Then Brennan did something a lot of Catholic priests in the state did that Sunday: He passed out copies of the Right to Life flier to church members in the pews--even though the material was produced by an organization that has a political action committee that formally endorsed Sanchez.
Specific inalienable rights (of conscience, life, informed consent, as well as "market inalienability" of human organs) and related issues (permissibility of euthanasia and assisted suicide despite the inalienability of the right to life) are discussed in the remaining five chapters.
In defending the right to life, in law and through a vibrant culture of life, America can show the d the path to a truly humane future in which man remains the master, not the product of his technology."
I HOPE that Judge Butler-Sloss had the grace to smile at the absurdity of it all when she offered James Bulger's killers lifelong anonymity on the basis of their "right to life".
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Last year many prolife supporters began receiving phone calls from telemarketers claiming they were raising funds in the fight against partial-birth abortion on behalf of a group calling itself "American Right to Life."
"The focus is now on the baby, which is where Planned Parenthood hasn't wanted it to be all these years," says Susan Armacost, legislative director for Wisconsin Right to Life. "And the result is that, here in Wisconsin, we have pro-life and pro-choice legislators banding together to pass that bill."
If one examines Vatican dogma, it is only fetuses that have a "right to life." The pregnant woman whose life or health is endangered by the fetus has no right to life.
The second prominent justification to which Uniacke attends belongs to natural law accounts presented by Grotius, Pufendorf, and Locke whom Uniacke understands to attempt to justify homicidal self-defense by highlighting the attacker's lack of innocence and his ensuing forfeiture of the right to life. Uniacke notes that if, as such accounts maintain, the aggressor's right to life is founded in his nature, then it is not clear how he has forfeited his right to life.
Unlike ALL and the Catholic Church, the nation's two largest pro-life groups, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) and the Family Research Council (FRC), don't oppose contraception outright.
Maryland Right to Life's staff, chapter leaders, and many hundreds of dedicated volunteers played a significant role in this victory for the unborn.