Friday, June 14, 2013

el derecho a la vida

If you interpreted this as the right to life, would your listeners think you meant an anti-abortion movement?

If the context doesn´t make it super clear, one option is to render it as the right to not be killed - not exact, but avoids cultural confusion since the phrase right-to-life has been coopted in the US and Canada at least. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe - but the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights talks about the 'right to life, liberty and security of person'.