“The right to life” and “the right to die”

Why do we say “the right to life” but “the right to die”, instead of “the right to live” or “the right to death”?


“The right to death” is not logical, as we can only have the “right” to anything if it can be theoretically taken away from us. Death cannot, unfortunately, be avoided. “The right to die” is different however, as it refers to the choice about whether to die now, or a bit later.

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