I don't think this is quite the LW norm. We might distinguish several different meanings of right to life:

1: The moral value I place on other peoples' lives. In this sense "right to life" is just the phrase I use to describe the fact that I don't want people to kill or die, and the details can easily vary from person to person. If LW users value sentience, this is a fact about demographics, not an argument that should be convincing. This is what we usually mean when we say something is "okay."

2: The norms that society is willing to enfo... (read more)

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by MrMind 1 min read25th Jul 2016133 comments


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