What are “Rights”?

In the abortion debate, all sides are liable to refer to our “rights.” The “right” to life, “right” to privacy, or the “right” of personal autonomy. The language is so common it might seem odd to think that some ethical systems make no appeal to rights or treat “rights” as conventional language devoid of any factual force (i.e., amoralism/irrealism, and some forms of utilitarianism, for example). Below is a video introducing potent concept.

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