Law 2: A person's right to life is inalienable regardless of age, race, sex, genetic pre-disposition, condition of dependency or biological development.
Genesis 2:7 (ESV) ". . . then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
The right to life is inalienable because it originates with God. Webster defines inalienable to mean "incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred." Our founding fathers acknowledged this inviolable truth when they penned our Declaration of Independence., they wrote, " We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Since Life originates from God and not the State, the State is limited in its authority to authorize the taking of life. Romans 13 clearly states that the State is "an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer." The State "bears the sword" for the sole purpose of protecting its citizens from those who would do them harm and for the punishment of "wrongdoers." The State has exceeded its biblical boundaries when it allows the innocent to die.
Our culture today challenges the Personhood of several classes of human life. Historically, our nation has denied full personhood rights to African-Americans. Today those rights are being denied to an increasingly broad category that includes the pre-born person, elderly infirm and those with genetic anomalies. Tomorrow may see the rise of State sponsored Genoism which defines what human traits are acceptably defined as "person."